Caprice Bourret ( full name Caprice Valerie Bourret) was born on October 24, 1971 in in Hacienda Heights, California, USA. She is an American model and actress.
Biography and Career :
Caprice Bourret (pronounced Bour-Ray) was born in Hacienda Heights, California to working class Jewish American parents Dale Bourret and Valerie Pion; Caprice Bourret's family originates from a French-speaking area of Canada.
Becoming a cheerleader at age 13, she won the title of Miss Teen California at 16.
After growing up in Whittier, California she moved to the United Kingdom in 1996 to further her career in modelling.
An appearance in a revealing dress at the 1996 British National Television Awards ceremony helped gain her public recognition.
In the years following, she became
one of the UK's better known models.
Caprice Bourret appeared on the covers of GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM and the 1998 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated.
She was voted GQ magazine's Woman of the Year and Maxim's International Woman of the Year in three consecutive years.
Caprice Bourret has also been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut.
In 1998, she became the host of a UK television series, "Caprice's Travels". The series involves Caprice Bourret's tour through several major holiday destinations across the world.
She has also hosted Friday Night's All Wright as well as several award shows, including the European MTV awards and the Monaco World Music Awards in 1997, the British National Television Awards in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and several series for the television channels VH1 and E! Entertainment.
In early 2005, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK, where other contestants implied that she was only taking part in order to boost sales of her products.
She joined celebrities Jose Canseco, Bronson Pinchot, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Janice Dickinson, Carey Hart, and Sandy Denton (from R&B trio Salt-N-Pepa) on the fifth season of the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life.
Caprice is becoming known as an astute businesswoman - her name and image have now launched a growing range of licensed products.
Due to the phenomenal success of her line she is now (2006) expanding her lingerie worldwide to Germany, South Africa and the United States. Caprice Lingerie has sealed a deal with Edgar's in South Africa.
- Height : 5'9"/175 cm
- She posed nude in the March, 2000 issue of Playboy magazine.
- The Caprice Ceramic Hair Straighteners , first launched in July 2003, became an instant hit.
- She has her own exclusive Caprice Lingerie Line , which jumped straight onto the best selling list at Debenhams.
- Over two million women in the UK are buying Caprice underwear every year .
- She appears on billboards and advertisements in London.
- She has had her breasts augmented, which may have led to her selection as a model for Wonderbra.
- Much of her career has been in the United Kingdom where she is often known by her first name.
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