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Paula Hamilton was a former English model in the 1980's. She was also a judge on Britain's Next Top Model in 2006, for two seasons.

Full Name Paula Hamilton
Who model
Birth Date January 23, 1958
Born Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK
Country England
Education Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Father John Johnston
Mother unknown
Spouse Daniel Mindel


Hamilton dated classmate Simon Cowell in 1976, when she was 16. He was her first serious relationship, and Hamilton admitted to having lost her virginity to him.

Hamilton portrayed Diana, Princess of Wales in an iconic Volkswagon 1987 commercial.

Hamilton dated Michael Ashcroft around 1985.

Hamilton worked closely with photographer David Bailey and Hardy Amies, the latter of which used her as the main model of the Queen's couturier.

Hamilton met the members of the boy band Take That in 1996, when she acted in a music video for the song "How Deep is Your Love." The song reached number one on the UK singles chart, and the video became enormously popular.

Hamilton was a close friend of Paula Yates, who died in 2000 of a drug overdose. Hamilton was so shaken by the event that she decided to leave the world of modeling and entertainment behind. She moved to New Zealand, enrolled in business school, and checked into a rehab there. 

Hamilton worked with Lisa Snowdon during her two seasons as a judge on Britain's Next Top Model in 2006.

While on a season of Celebrity Big Brother in 2013, Hamilton met Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, and Frankie Dettori. 


Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK - Born here, 1958.

Cape Town, South Africa - Lived and grew up here, 1958 - 1966.

Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK - Lived here, 1966 - 1969.

Slough, Berkshire, England, UK - Lived here, 1969 - 1978.

Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK - Attended high school here, 1974 - 1978.

Tokyo, Japan - Lived and worked here, 1978 - 1979.

Sydney, Australia - Worked here, 1980 - 1981.

Berlin, Germany - Worked here, 1981 - 1982.

Milan, Italy - Worked and lived here, approximately 1982 - 1985.

London, England, UK - Has lived mainly here, since 1985.

Christchurch, New Zealand - Lived here, 2000 - 2005.

Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - Got in a drunk driving accident here, 2012.

How Added - Through her ex Simon Cowell, who was added via his musician Harry Styles, who was added via his ex Taylor Swift.

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