Katie Price (born Katrina Amy Alexandra Alexis Infield; 22 May 1978), previously known by the pseudonym Jordan, is an English television personality, businesswoman, model, author, singer, and designer.

She first came to prominence in 1996 as a glamour model in the British newspaper The Sun. Her success allowed her to expand into a variety of different industries including television, books, fashion and music.

She has appeared in many television series about her life, and was the winner of the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother. Price has written many best selling novels and autobiographies, and is the author of a best selling series of Children's books. She is also 24th in the list of the 50 most valuable authors since records began.

Price achieved a Gold disc in music with an album in 2006, and was runner-up in the search for the UKs entry for the Eurovision song contest in 2005. She has also released her own fashion and perfume lines which have also expanded into the Equestrian market

In 2012, Price's net worth was estimated at £45 million.[22]

Early life

Born in 1978 in Brighton, East Sussex, southeast England, Katie Price was the only child of Amy (née Charlier) and Ray Infield.[5] Her father left the family when she was four,[6] and in 1988 her mother married builder Paul Price, after which she acquired the surname Price. She has an older half-brother named Daniel and a younger half-sister named Sophie. Her maternal grandmother was Jewish, but she is not religious.

Price attended Blatchington Mill School[116] She excelled at sport, swimming for Sussex in regional competitions. During her childhood, she also developed a passion for horses and horse-riding. She began modelling as a child, and at 13 she modelled for a clothing line.[6]

Career

Modelling

At a friend's suggestion, Price had professional photographs taken and decided to pursue a modelling career.[10] The pictures were sent to a modelling agency in London, and in 1996 she appeared in Page 3, a female glamour model pictorial in British newspaper The Sun. She adopted the name Jordan in 1996 and made frequent appearances as a model on both Page Three and in men's lifestyle magazines.

As Jordan, Price was famed for her surgically enhanced breasts. At 19 she had the first in a succession of breast-enhancement surgeries, increasing her natural 32B to a 32FF.

She also regularly appeared in the Daily Star, FHM, the British edition of Playboy, Nuts, Maxim, Loaded, Vogue and Esquire and also ran as a candidate in Stretford and Urmston during the British General Election in 2001.[11] She ended up winning 713 votes, 1.8% of the votes cast.[12] In 2002, she appeared on the September cover of the American edition of Playboy magazine.[13]

Price continues to model today, though she has dropped the name Jordan.

Television

Price made cameo appearances as herself in the television dramas Dream Team and Footballers' Wives in 2004. Price also appeared on Top Gear's "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" in 2004. She completed the lap in one minute and fifty-two seconds.

Price appeared on The Big Breakfast in her earlier career and was a guest host on the first series of The Friday Night Project. In December 2005, she released an exercise fitness DVD, The Jordan Workout, featuring "The Juice Master" Jason Vale.[118]

Price was a contestant on the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, a reality television series where a group of celebrities live together in a jungle environment with few luxuries, between the months of January and February in 2004. It was there that she met Peter Andre whom she would eventually marry and later divorce. In 2007, Price hosted the short-lived late-night chat show Katie & Peter: Unleashed with her former husband Peter Andre. In November 2009, Price made a return visit to I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in its ninth series. Presenters Ant & Dec insinuated during the broadcast that the surprise of Price's return had been ruined by the media.[15]

She has also been the subject of many reality television series that chronicle her domestic life. This started with a trio of Channel 4 documentaries by film-maker Richard Macer: Jordan: The Truth About Me (2002), Jordan: The Model Mum and Jordan: You Don't Even Know Me (both 2004), and was followed Jordan Gets Even on Five in 2004. She later appeared in the documentary Jordan: Living With a Dream (Channel 4) and then launched the Katie & Peter franchise on ITV2 which documented the lives of Price and former husband Peter Andre. This franchise included several fly-on-the-wall reality series which comprised When Jordan Met Peter, Jordan & Peter: Laid Bare and Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem between 2004 and 2005; Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter, Katie & Peter: The Baby Diaries and Katie & Peter: Unleashed in 2007; Katie & Peter: Down Under and Katie & Peter: African Adventures in 2008; and Katie & Peter: Stateside in 2009.[16][17] The pair's separation in 2009 resulted in their individual shows being recorded: What Katie Did Next continued on ITV2 until 2011. Her most recent documentary series currently airs on Sky Living under the name Katie. Price danced with her then boyfriend Leandro Penna on the Argentine television programme Bailando por un Sueño 2012, a spin-off of Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2015, Price appeared on the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother. She had been previously offered to appear on the show.[19] On 6 February 2015, Price finished as the winner of the series.[20] Moreover, Katie Price sets a new record as one of only two housemates, alongside Brian Belo, on Big Brother UK or Celebrity Big Brother to win the series after entering as a latecomer and is currently the only female to do so, also making her the first celebrity housemate to win, who entered late. Price entered the house nine days after the original fourteen housemates, and left the house 22 days later as the winner.

Writing

Price has also established herself in the publishing industry.[6] She was in the top 100 best selling authors of the decade for book sales between 2000 and 2009, with nearly three millions sales. [22] She is also 24th in the list of the 50 most valuable authors since records began. [22]

She released her first autobiographie Being Jordan in May 2004.[6] She conducted a 10-day book-signing tour which helped to propeled her to first position in the Nielsen BookScan hardback sales chart and to sell 97,090 copies in one year; and over 1,000,000 as of January 2007.[22][23][22] Her second autobiography, A Whole New World, was published in January 2006. It reached number two in the hardback general category and sold 198,105 copies by 1 April 2006.[22]

Price's third autobiography, Pushed to the Limit, was released in February 2008, and in October 2010 she released her fourth one, You Only Live Once, which offers personal insight into her life between the start of 2008 and the summer of 2010, documenting her split from Andre and leading up to her marriage to Alex Reid. Her next autobiography, "Love, Lipstick and Lies" was released in 2013. Price released her latest autobiography, "Reborn" in 2016

Her second novel, Crystal, about a young woman's efforts to become a singer, sold 159,407 copies during the first three months after its release in June 2007.[26].[22][22] In July 2008, Price released her third novel, Angel Uncovered. In July 2009, Price released a novel entitled Sapphire which was number 1 on the hardback fiction chart for four consecutive weeks and sold 42,215 copies in its first two weeks in the UK alone.[123] Price released her fifth novel, Paradise, in July 2010.[124]

Price continues to release other novels over the years: With her latest one "Playing with fire", scheduled for print in 2018

In 2006 Price signed a £300,000 advance with Random House for Katie Price's Perfect Ponies, a series of children's books, with the first 6 released in 2007. New book in the series have been released ongoing, with 12 in total as of 2017.[23][31] Price also released a second series of children's books, "Mermaids and Pirates" in 2009. There are currently three books in this series as of 2017

Prices daughter, Princess, landed her own book deal at just nine years old in 2017. [125]

Price had a regular advice column in OK! magazine until 2009.[33] In 2012, she landed her own column in The Sun on Sunday.[34]

Music

Price was runner-up in the selection contest for a representative for the United Kingdom at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. The selection process, named Making Your Mind Up, was broadcast live on television in March 2005. Price sang a song titled "Not Just Anybody".[35]

In 2006 Price released an album with husband Peter Andre, " a whole new world". It achieved a Gold disc for sales in excess of 100,000

In July 2010, Price released "Free to Love Again", a non-album single. About the release, she explained: "I'm not a singer, this is just something that I'm doing for fun. It's not like I'm worried about getting a chart position or number one, this is purely for fun. Whether people like it or not, I'm doing it."[37]

Fashion and beauty

In November 2006, Price launched The Katie Price Lingerie Collection in conjunction with Panache, available exclusively at Asda stores, as well as a follow-up jewellery deal with Argos.

In 2007, Price was announced as the new face of Foxy Bingo and launched a hair care range at Superdrug.

She also brought out her first perfume, 'Stunning', in 2007.[39] Her second perfume, 'Besotted', was released in September 2008. November 2007 saw Price releasing her 'Jordan' hair care electrical range at Superdrug. There was a hairdryer, straighteners and curlers. She released a second, similar range in November 2008 under the name 'Katie Price', to somewhat differing design. Katie Price's third fragrance was called Precious Love.

Equestrian clothing range

In 2008, Price signed a deal with Derby House to launch her equestrian range of clothing named 'KP Equestrian'.[42] On 23 March 2008, Price launched her springwear of KP Equestrian as well as KP Pony, which is for children.

In 2009 Price was named as the patron of a charity polo match played near Epping, Essex.[43]

Stage

It was announced on 9 July 2017 that Price would go on her first UK tour with An audience with Katie Price the tour will last 15 shows and will begin in Preston on 1 September 2017 and will finish in Southend on 16 December 2017.[126]

Personal life

Marriages

Price and Peter Andre got together after spending time on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and they married in September 2005 at Highclere Castle, Hampshire. In May 2009 they announced that they were separating.[50][51] [52]

In July 2009, Price began dating MMA fighter and former Hollyoaks actor Alex Reid.[21] On 2 February 2010, Price married Reid in a private ceremony in Las Vegas at the chapel in the Wynn Hotel.[24] They later also formally married in a church in the UK; the ceremony was filmed for her TV series. They separated in January 2011.[59]

She married Kieran Hayler, at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Spa in the Bahamas on 16 January 2013. Hayler proposed on Christmas Day 2012.[62][65]

Children

Katie Price gave birth to her first child, son Harvey Price, in Brighton in May 2002. Harvey's father is former footballer Dwight Yorke. Harvey was found to be blind, having a condition known as septo-optic dysplasia, meaning that the development of his optic nerve was unpredictable. As he has matured, she has also discovered that he is on the autistic spectrum, gains weight easily because he suffers from Prader–Willi syndrome, and finds walking difficult.[33]

In June 2005, she gave birth by Caesarean section to her second son, Junior Savva Andreas Andre. In June 2007, she gave birth to her third child, daughter Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre.[16]

In August 2013, Price gave birth to her third son, Jett Riviera Hayler. On 4 August 2014, she gave birth to a second daughter, Bunny Hayler, two weeks prematurely. [69]

Surgery

In 2002, Price was treated for a leiomyosarcoma on her finger. The cancerous tumour was removed at a Nuffield Hospital near her Brighton home.[20]

In December 2007, Price underwent surgery in the United States to reduce the size of her breast implants and also had rhinoplasty. However, she was not happy with the results of her breast implants, so returned to Beverly Hills, California in July 2008 for corrective surgery. She returned to the United Kingdom with much smaller size 32C breasts.[71]

In September 2009, Price claimed that she had previously been raped by a "famous celebrity", but had not reported the incident. Price insisted that she would "absolutely never" reveal who the attacker was.[72] Surrey Police stated that they had not contacted Price: "No allegation of rape has been made and Miss Price will not be making a statement to police".[73]

Discography

Albums

YearAlbumPeak
chart
positions
SalesCertifications
UK
2006A Whole New World20
  • UK: 180,000+

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
UKIRE
2006"A Whole New World"12A Whole New World
2010"Free to Love Again"60Non-album singles
2017"I Got U"[130]

Publications

Autobiographies

  • Being Jordan (2004)
  • A Whole New World (2006)
  • Pushed to the Limit (2008)
  • You Only Live Once (2010)
  • Love, Lipstick and Lies (2013)
  • Reborn (2016)

Novels

  • Angel (2006)
  • Crystal (2007)
  • Angel Uncovered (2008)
  • Sapphire (2009)
  • Paradise (2010)
  • The Comeback Girl (2011)
  • Santa Baby (2011)
  • In the Name of Love (2012)
  • Hes the One (2013)
  • Make my wish come true (2014)
  • Playing with fire (2018)

Children

  • Perfect Ponies (2007–present)
    • Here Comes the Bride, Little Treasures, Fancy Dress Ponies, Pony Club Weekend, The New Best Friend, Ponies to the Rescue, My Pony Care Book, Star Ponies, Pony 'n' Pooch, Pony in Disguise, Stage Fright!, Secrets and Surprises, Wild West Weekend (in order of publication date)
  • Mermaids & Pirates (2008–present)
    • Follow the Fish, I Spy, Let's Build a Sandcastle, A Sunny Day, Telescope Overboard, Time for a Picnic, All Around, Hide and Seek, Katie the Mermaid, Katie's Day, Peter's Friends, Pirate Olympics (in order of publication date)

Fashion

  • Standing Out (2009)

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef
2004Loaded AwardCover Girl of the DecadeHerselfWon
2005British Book AwardsThe Biography of the YearBeing JordanNominated[75]
2007Cosmopolitan AwardWoman of the YearHerselfWon[76]
2008British Book AwardsBritish Children's Book of the YearMy Pony Care BookNominated
2009Bounty AwardCelebrity Mum of the YearHerselfNominated[79]
2009FiFi AwardsAward for Celebrity FragranceBesottedWon[80]
2011Virgin Music Media AwardsLoser of the YearHerselfWon[81]
Worst Song"Free to Love Again"Won
Worst Use of Auto Tune"Free to Love Again"Won
2012Foxy BingoCelebrity Mum of the YearHerselfWon[82]
2013Pure Beauty AwardBest New Design & Packaging AwardKissableWon[83]
2015British LGBT AwardsCelebrity Straight AllyHerselfNominated[84]

See also

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