Born: April 6, 1978 Height: 5'5"
Myleene Klass is a British singer, pianist, and model, who first rose to prominence as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums. Klass is known as a television and radio presenter; she has hosted television shows including Popstar to Operastar (2010–2011) and BBQ Champ (2015) on ITV and The One Show (2007) on BBC One.
Klass was born in Gorleston, Norfolk, to an Austrian father and a Filipino mother. After graduating, Klass spent a short period as part of a reality show for Bravo, called The Dolls' House
. She sang backing vocals for Cliff Richard, and made her West End theatre debut in Miss Saigon
In 2001, Klass auditioned for the ITV reality show Popstars, which offered contestants an opportunity to become part of a newly formed pop band. Klass was chosen and became a member of Hear'Say. Following the success of their first album, the band was given their own TV show entitled Hear'Say It's Saturday
. They released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. In total, Hear'Say had four Top 10 singles including two number-ones in the British charts, before splitting after a reported long-term feud between Klass and Kym Marsh.
Klass took part in the sixth series of ITV's reality television series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
, in 2006. She finished in second place. Her popularity was boosted by the show, particularly with male viewers because her sex appeal in a bikini was a frequent focus of show coverage. Klass's newly found sex symbol status was cemented further after Playboy offered her a six-figure deal to pose nude for their magazine. The offer was sent to Klass's agent while she was still on the show, along with many offers from other magazines, chat shows and TV work. The demand for Klass increased so much that it is estimated she received enough offers to net her several million pounds.
Upon returning to the UK, Klass did several TV and press interviews about her time on the show. Commenting on her famous showers, she said she never expected it to be such a focus of attention and that the reason for her frequent cold showers was to help cope with her sexual frustration, saying "Forget snakes and spiders – going without sex was the hardest thing." After only one week on I'm a Celebrity..., Klass became the most searched for celebrity from the show on the internet search engine MSN/Live Search and the third most searched for celebrity in the UK.
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