History Main / PagethreeStunna

15th Jan '16 2:36:54 PM Anddrix
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''The Sun'' will often include a comment (ostensibly) from the model in question about some topical story, under the heading "News in Briefs". Recently these have moved away from [[{{QI}} Alan Davies]]'s "Jenny from Exeter thinks that war is bad" to [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2010/05/paper_monitor_937.shtml the frankly absurd]] -- it long ago became a RunningGag that the pieces obviously weren't the models' own opinions, and they're often SophisticatedAsHell (clashing with the paper's usual ViewersAreMorons house style) for comic effect.
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''The Sun'' will often include a comment (ostensibly) from the model in question about some topical story, under the heading "News in Briefs". Recently these have moved away from [[{{QI}} Alan Davies]]'s "Jenny from Exeter thinks that war is bad" to [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2010/05/paper_monitor_937.shtml the frankly absurd]] -- it long ago became a RunningGag that the pieces obviously weren't the models' own opinions, and they're often SophisticatedAsHell (clashing with the paper's usual ViewersAreMorons house style) for comic effect.
30th Dec '15 6:59:55 AM Winter
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpMCG5Mxos0 This song]] from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpMCG5Mxos0 This song]] from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''.''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' describes the life of a page 3 model, through to her marriage to a pop star.
24th Oct '15 6:11:48 AM AgProv
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expanding
The most famous (or infamous) example is ''The Sun'' and its "Page Three Girls", one of whom poses topless on the third page of each day's issue (unless something big and tragic has happened). There's some quote from them on an issue of the day -- in which, by extraordinary coincidence, they invariably agree with the ''Sun'''s right-wing editorial stance. Some of the "models" used to be as young as 16 until the law was changed.
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The most famous (or infamous) example is ''The Sun'' and its "Page Three Girls", one of whom poses topless on the third page of each day's issue (unless something big and tragic has happened).happened In which case she is pushed back to Page five. Or to Page Seven, if it's a REALLY big newsworthy catastrophe.). There's some quote from them on an issue of the day -- in which, by extraordinary coincidence, they invariably agree with the ''Sun'''s right-wing editorial stance. Some of the "models" used to be as young as 16 until the law was changed.
12th Sep '15 11:31:28 AM Kroton
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Fixing link on page quote
-->-- ''[[Series/ Yes, Prime Minister]]''
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-->-- ''[[Series/ Yes, Prime Minister]]'' ''Series/YesMinister''
12th Sep '15 10:38:09 AM Prfnoff
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-->--''YesPrimeMinister''
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-->--''YesPrimeMinister'' -->-- ''[[Series/ Yes, Prime Minister]]''

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-->--''YesPrimeMinister'' [[AC:VideoGames]] * ''VideoGame/RockStarAteMyHamster'' has ''The Stun'', whose in-game representation pictures a topless girl on the front page when the top story isn't about a rock star.
26th Aug '15 7:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMuppetShow'', while ostensibly an American program, was actually filmed in the UK and includes a subtle reference to this in the George Burns episode. As part of an "ambush interview", gossip columnist Fleet Scribbler mentions to Miss Piggy that his paper was thinking of doing a photo spread of her, "[[FanDisservice Something for Page 3]]". Needless to say, that joke was probably lost on the American audience.
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* ''TheMuppetShow'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', while ostensibly an American program, was actually filmed in the UK and includes a subtle reference to this in the George Burns episode. As part of an "ambush interview", gossip columnist Fleet Scribbler mentions to Miss Piggy that his paper was thinking of doing a photo spread of her, "[[FanDisservice Something for Page 3]]". Needless to say, that joke was probably lost on the American audience.
21st Aug '15 2:05:27 AM AgProv
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disambiguating - making clear it was Jane Warner and not Lucy Pinder who had serious problems adjusting to life after Page Three.
It also has to be said that "aftercare" to former models is not good. Jane Warner graced the third page for thirteen years, between ages 16 and 29. This is a long shelf-life for a glamour model. Jane was exceptionally attractive, but it is pretty much universal that there are ''no'' thirty-year old Page Three Stunnas - currently, Lucy Pinder is a notable aversion; aged 31, she is considered to be the UK's most popular glamour model, although she has not appeared in the ''Daily Star'' since 2009 as a result of editorial policy turning against girls with large breasts (yeah, work that one out). Deprived of publicity and all the frills and lucrative personal appearances that come with being a Page Three regular, as well as losing the fanbase she had come to accept as her right, she descended into seedier "private shots" sessions that grew cheaper and more desperate, and then into outright prostitution and a drug habit. Like a footballer who is too old to stay at the top, she didn't know how to cope with the inevitable descent from fame. ''The Sun'', the newspaper that had made her fame, might at least have paid for counseling or rehab, but did nothing more than to treat her court appearances, imprisonment and mental illness as a handy source of stories. Old stunnas are left to sink or swim...
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It also has to be said that "aftercare" to former models is not good. Jane Warner graced the third page for thirteen years, between ages 16 and 29. This is a long shelf-life for a glamour model. Jane was exceptionally attractive, but it is pretty much universal that there are ''no'' thirty-year old Page Three Stunnas - currently, Lucy Pinder is a notable aversion; aged 31, she is considered to be the UK's most popular glamour model, although she has not appeared in the ''Daily Star'' since 2009 as a result of editorial policy turning against girls with large breasts (yeah, work that one out). Deprived of publicity and all the frills and lucrative personal appearances that come with being a Page Three regular, as well as losing the fanbase she had come to accept as her right, she Jane Warner descended into seedier "private shots" sessions that grew cheaper and more desperate, and then into outright prostitution and a drug habit. Like a footballer who is too old to stay at the top, she didn't know how to cope with the inevitable descent from fame. ''The Sun'', the newspaper that had made her fame, might at least have paid for counseling or rehab, but did nothing more than to treat her court appearances, imprisonment and mental illness as a handy source of stories. Old stunnas are left to sink or swim...
25th Jul '15 10:20:52 AM Odon
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* Australian comedy series ''Series/FastForward'' has a spoof where Rupert Murdock takes over the [[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]], promising "Page 3 girls on every page!"
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* Australian comedy series ''Series/FastForward'' has had a spoof where media mogul Rupert Murdock Murdoch takes over the [[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]], promising "Page 3 girls on every page!"
25th Jul '15 10:19:33 AM Odon
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* Australian comedy series ''Series/FastForward'' has a spoof where Rupert Murdock takes over the [[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]], promising "Page 3 girls on every page!"
16th Jul '15 10:32:58 PM Cindylover1969
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''The Sun'' also ran a competition called ''Page 3 Idol'', with results humourous (one of the winners had the name Lacey Banghard) and tragic (2007 winner Jenny Grant committed suicide).
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