History Main / PagethreeStunna

19th May '16 10:13:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 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}} [[Series/{{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 house style) for comic effect.
13th May '16 10:51:32 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Literature/{{Filth}}''. Bruce often takes a copy of the Sun to the bathroom [[ADateWithRosiePalms for some alone time]].
24th Mar '16 2:24:19 PM nombretomado
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The most famous (or infamous) PageThreeStunna is Jordan, aka Katie Price, former-other half of Peter Andre. She was "retired" from Page Three after she got breast implants (which ''The Sun'' doesn't allow). A famous early one was Samantha Fox, who later came out as a lesbian (she sang a bit too). Another well-known former PageThreeStunna is Marina Baker (who these days often goes under her married name of Marina Pepper), a former Playboy Playmate turned journalist, author (of several books on white magic -- she's a practicing Wiccan), environmental activist and local politican (in the suburbs of Brighton, England). Oh yeah, and back in her Playmate days, she had an affair with Creator/DanielCraig. ''CoronationStreet'' graduate and professional MsFanservice Helen Flanagan posed for Page Three in September 2013.

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The most famous (or infamous) PageThreeStunna is Jordan, aka Katie Price, former-other half of Peter Andre. She was "retired" from Page Three after she got breast implants (which ''The Sun'' doesn't allow). A famous early one was Samantha Fox, who later came out as a lesbian (she sang a bit too). Another well-known former PageThreeStunna is Marina Baker (who these days often goes under her married name of Marina Pepper), a former Playboy Playmate turned journalist, author (of several books on white magic -- she's a practicing Wiccan), environmental activist and local politican politician (in the suburbs of Brighton, England). Oh yeah, and back in her Playmate days, she had an affair with Creator/DanielCraig. ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' graduate and professional MsFanservice Helen Flanagan posed for Page Three in September 2013.
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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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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-->-- ''[[Series/ Yes, Prime Minister]]''

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12th Sep '15 10:38:09 AM Prfnoff
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* ''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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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...
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