Lisa Snowdon is an English television and radio presenter and fashion model.
Whilst pole-dancing at a rave in London’s MFI club, Lisa Snowdon, then 19, was spotted, audition and then signed up by Premier Model Management. From then Lisa started working with renowned photographers and became one of Britain’s Top Fashion Models, commanding at peak a £100,000 fee per shoot.
Lisa Snowdon is probably best known for her beauty commercials and high-fashion cover and spread modelling. She’s done high-profile shoots for Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, and was also the face of Gucci. She went on to be the “elevator girl” for Lynx deodorant in 2003, appeared in advertisements for Mercedes-Benz, Dove soap, and Kelloggs Special K, and was the face of brand campaigns for Neutrogena and After Eight mint straws.
Her modelling career led to appearances in Maxim, Arena, Loaded and GQ, and she featured in FHM’s List of FHM 100 Sexiest Women every year between 1996 and 2007 except for 1998.
Lisa Snowdon landed her first presenting role with MTV UK’s MTV Select. She would later host many other MTV shows before working as a voice artist for VH1.
In June 2007 she guest-presented the BBC Sunday morning show Something for the Weekend, and, in August, Channel 4’s tea time show Richard & Judy alongside David Walliams.
In 2014 Lisa co-hosted Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose with Steve Jones. The show aired on Saturday mornings on Channel 4.
In August 2016, Snowdon guest presented five episodes of Lorraine, standing in for Lorraine Kelly.
Strictly Come Dancing
Lisa was paired with professional dancer Brendan Cole in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Scoring only 22 points out of 40 for her salsa, Lisa started of poorly, but she quickly rebounded, hitting 32 points for her second dance. Fans of the show were impressed with her ballroom dances, dances that received no less than 35 points from the judges.
In December 2015 Snowdon was announced as one of the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special contestants, featuring six returning contestants including four former champions.
In 2005, Snowdon became an ambassador for the Breast Cancer Care charity.
In 2008, Snowdon participated in a celebrity edition of The Apprentice as part of the BBC’s biennial Sport Relief event. And in 2010 she became an Ambassador of Capital FM’s Help a Capital Child charity.