Articles tagged with ‘Leilani Dowding’
Posted on June 25th, 2015 at 7:43 am by SBGLA
Leilani Dowding found out her dad had been secretly filming a reality show by looking on Facebook.
The glamour girl is dreading the screening of Close To The Edge – the OAP version of TOWIE – because she thinks everyone will hate him.
And she thinks the secretive filming was revenge for the way her dad found out about her topless debut.
She told The Daily Star Online: “The first I knew of dad’s show was when I saw it on everyone’s Facebook which is kind of ironic because I remember not telling him I was doing page 3.
“He found out from a friend at the bowling club then he went out and bought the paper.
“He was actually very proud of me, which is actually a bit embarrassing.
“So when I called him about the show, I said ‘Is this your revenge, 18 years later?”
The BBC show, filmed in Leilani’s native Bournemouth, will follow a group of pensioners as they have fun, fall out and voice their opinions.
She said: “It’s going to be so embarrassing. My dad has no filter.
“He thinks he’s funny when he’s not funny. You think he’s going to have a heart attack any time because he has fits and blows up at everything.
“He’s really explosive and he likes to wind people up and I think people will either love to hate him or will just hate him.
Leilani’s mum Zena is not in the show, but his best friend Barbara will appear, and she reckons they will make gripping TV because “they’re always falling out.”
She added: “I’m really worried. I’m just glad my mum isn’t in it as well because they’re both crazy.”
Close To The Edge is expected to air this summer.
Posted on May 21st, 2015 at 7:38 am by SBGLA
Former model-turned fashion designer and real estate agent Leilani Dowding has already run into a few problems in her new found career.
Let me explain… Only last Sunday at one of the Brit-beauties open houses in Los Angeles, Leilani had TWO signs go missing from the street outside one of the properties she manages in the space of a few hours.
An overzealous fan on the hunt collecting Dowding memorabilia perhaps? It’s possible, I mean she was one of Britain’s biggest Page 3 girls. Hmm, I wonder…
The ex-glamour girl told me, “It’s all going so well, I now have my real estate license, I’m already on my third sale and have a huge property in escrow right now but on the downside someone keeps stealing my street-signs.” Oo-er…
The Tough Love Miami star added, “The signs aren’t cheap to produce either… I would rather they came to meet me at the open house I would be more than happy to give them a signed photograph. But whoever you are please stop stealing my signs!”
Poor Leilani. She could always try attaching a TrackR to them…just a thought.
And good luck with trying to catch the naughty buggers!
For information on Leilani’s properties visit: www.thedowdinggroup.com
Posted on March 13th, 2014 at 1:47 pm by SBGLA
The American Humane Association held the official party for its annual Hero Dog Awards at swanky bar and restaurant SUR Lounge in West Hollywood last night.
Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd were all smiles as they celebrated with an abundance of champagne cocktails and some of finest canapés in town, at the reception hosted by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her adorable little fluffy dog – Giggy.
SUR is also the home for Lisa’s popular spin-off series Vanderpump Rules, and boy did Lisa “rule” last night!
It’s quite amazing really, to see how Lisa has risen rank as one of Tinseltown’s most prominent British expats. Guests at the crowded bash were literally lining up to have their picture taken with the beautiful star. At one point it felt like I was at Madame Tussauds… Even I got to pose with hubby Ken, and West Hollywood’s most famous dog, Giggy!
One obvious face on hand was ex-Miss Great Britain turned-fashion designer Leilani Dowding. Leilani is well known for her love of animals with her three dogs, Di-Oh-Gi, Milo and Norman, not to mention her Warmblood horse, Elante.
The former Page 3 beauty told me that she couldn’t think of a worthy event than this one to attend, with its subject so dear to her heart.
She personally thanked the CEO of the “American Humane Association” Robin Ganzert and Chief Innovation Officer Paul Raybould for inviting her to support such a worthy cause.
The Hero Dog Awards™ were created in 2010 to celebrate the remarkable bond between dogs and people.
The awards starts off as an annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs, who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just greeting us with a wagging tail at the end of a hard day.
Heroic hounds may be nominated by anyone at least 18 years of age in one of eight categories: Law Enforcement Dogs; Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide & Hearing Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (for ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things or are just heroes to us).
Lisa Vanderpump hosted this years event, telling the British Weekly: “It’s all about the dogs tonight, not Hollywood or its celebrities, these dogs are true heroes.
“When you meet these dogs it’s hard to understand for instance how these amazing creatures can predict seizures ten minutes before when the owners didn’t have and inkling. Or how they can sense there is a body under the water when they in a boat, they are so intuitive. It’s truly incredible and I am honored to be involved in this amazing event.”
Other guests included Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa and two of my favorite celebrities, Dancing with the Stars professionals, Sasha Farber and his gorgeous British girlfriend Emma Slater. This couple’s fancy footwork can be seen when the new season of “DWTS” kicks of on ABC next week.
For more information on the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards, visit: www.herodogawards.org
Posted on January 16th, 2014 at 7:22 am by SBGLA
Leilani Dowding puts two fingers up to the preconceived idea of beauty as she posts sexy selfie’s of her fit figure while on set of her new Leiluna under wear campaign shoot.
The petite and perfectly formed babe also insists in tweets that she’ll never go under the knife as a big chest “won’t suit me”, and proves sexy can be achieved without any help from silicone enhanced friends.
Modelling her latest designs for the already successful fashion range Leiluna Collection, the LA resident can be seen rocking various feminine lace chic two-piece creations.
On the subject of her fab figure, Leilani told us: “I did put on a few pounds over the Christmas period, but actually I feel great for it.
“People have been telling me recently that I had lost too much weight, but I reminded them that back in my Page Three days I was never the girl with the big boobs and curvy figure.
“My body has always been like this.”
Leilani continued: “I wasn’t everyone’s traditional big-boobed Page Three type. Nor did I want to be.
“I do work out a lot, so sometimes I have to remind myself not to over do it.
“I was perhaps a little too thin at times last year. I had considered boobs jobs in the past, but to be honest, I don’t think having a big chest would suit me.”
I couldn’t agree more, Leilani, stay just as you are!
Posted on December 10th, 2013 at 8:05 am by SBGLA
Former Miss Great Britain, Leilani Dowding and her pet pooch Norman got into the Christmas Spirit a bit early this year, but it was all for a good cause!
The model was spotted as she arriving for the Models n Mutts Charity Christmas party in West Hollywood.
Leilani, donned a sexy Santa’s outfit for the event and decided to dress her adorable Puggle accordingly.
Speaking to the British Weekly, the ex-Page 3 girl revealed her seasonal plans; and while most of us spend Christmas morning sipping Baileys in our coffee, Leilani will be keeping fit.
She said: “I have never looked forward to Christmas as much as I am this year.
“I’m so excited I have my horse Elante. So, Christmas morning I’ll be at the stables riding him.”
Leilani continued: “A friend asked the other day what did I want for Christmas, and I couldn’t answer the question. This year anyway, I have everything I have ever wanted.”
“My clothing line Leiluna Collection is doing better than I could have imagined, I have my dogs – Norman, Di-o-gie, and Milo – and I have a special someone to spend Christmas morning with.
“What more could a girl want?” We all look forward to finding out who this “special someone” is, Leilani. Hmm!
Posted on November 6th, 2013 at 8:15 am by SBGLA
Former Miss Great Britain Leilani Dowding turned more than a few heads last week when she was spotted flaunting her sexy figure dressed in skin tight jeans, a skimpy top and black peep-toe ankle boots at ‘Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch’ in West Hollywood.
The model-turned-fashion designer was shopping on Halloween for a couple of rather juicy pumpkins, and of course, the ex-Page 3 beauty couldn’t resist holding the mature pieces of Orange fruit in a rather suggestive way…
I am sure it was all innocent! In any case, I bet Leilani’s army of loyal fans would love to get their hands on those pretty pumpkins!
Other celebrity guests at the Pumpkin patch included Actress Jessica Alba, Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, Brit superstar Seal and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, who were also getting their Halloween on the same time!
Posted on October 17th, 2013 at 8:25 am by SBGLA
Former Page Three model Leilani Dowding soaked up the rays in California last weekend looking super cute during a horseback ride dressed in sexy cowgirl gear.
Rocking the girly tomboy vibe, she opted for tiny denim hotpants, checkered shirt, and boots… with all Leilani needing to complete the look was a rodeo hat.
The Bournemouth born babe moved to Los Angeles in 2006, and is now a full-fledged California girl!
As well as running her own business, designing clothes for her Leiluna Collection, the 33-year-old is a huge fan of animals, and was recently the face of “Models N Mutts” – a campaign raising money and awareness to the many animal charities in need of support.
She told the British Weekly: “I was a little sad recently when a horse I was about to buy didn’t pass its veterinarian exam.
“I was so upset as I was beginning to really bond with the stunning creature.”
She added: “I’m not giving up though, I will be buying a horse soon. You betcha!”
In the meantime, Leilani currently rents a stunning white horse from close friend and fellow model, former “I’m Celeb” star Catalina Guirado.
Leilani said: “I have always loved horses, but hanging out with Cat ignited my passion again.”
The bff’s now share the cost of beautiful white horse in LA. “Catalina is an awesome rider,” she said.
Posted on September 18th, 2013 at 9:49 am by SBGLA
British expat Leilani Dowding, beauty, is turning heads literally in Hollywood…
The former Page 3 stunner is currently shooting a fitness show pilot in the U.S was spotted on filming at Pan Pacific Park in West Hollywood with her adorable dog and co-star, Milo.
Keeping it real, the sultry beauty wore her highlighted brown hair in loose waves over her shoulders and kept her makeup natural, pouting while building up a sweat as the cameras rolled.
According to her blog, Leilani she stays trim by avoiding sugar, white bread, and drinking lots of coconut water.
So I guess shooting a fitness show is right up her street! Leilani told British Weekly, “I have a number of exciting projects I am currently working on including a fitness show pilot for American television.”
She added: “But if my meetings in London go well then the UK will be seeing a much more of me very soon.”
Oo-er, what could she mean by that!? Cryptic or what…!