Myleene Klass Undressed
Myleene Angela Klass (born 6 April 1978) is a British classical pianist, television presenter, and former member of the British pop group Hear'Say. Her pop success achieved 4 Top 10 singles, 2 of which were UK #1s. Hear'Say also released 2 albums, Popstars and Everybody. She was born in Gorleston, Norfolk to an Austrian/English father and a Filipino/Chinese mother.
Before finding fame via Popstars, Myleene toured providing backing vocals with the likes of k.d. lang, Michael Crawford and Robbie Williams. Myleene has also toured with Cliff Richard.
On 13 November 1999, Klass was also a featured back up singer for Cliff's ITV1 An Audience With TV special, appearing on stage with him for a rendition of the recent #1 single The Millennium Prayer.
More high profile work followed as Klass rapidly made her West End theatre debut in the smash hit show Miss Saigon. After her run in Saigon was completed, Myleene then first auditioned for the first pop reality show which would go on to make her a household name.
Klass' big break came when in 2001 the ITV1 show called Popstars gave an opportunity for contestants to become part of a newly formed pop band. Myleene attended the auditions and successfully made it through several elimination rounds. She was then chosen as 1 of the 10 finalists and became a member of Hear'Say alongside Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster and Noel Sullivan. To do so, Klass had beaten 4,000 other hopefuls to a place in the group. The rejected 5 contestants from the final 10 became the chart-topping Liberty X.
Hear'Say's first single Pure and Simple was the fastest selling non-charitable record ever, selling 1.3 million copies. This record has since been beaten by Will Young, the first winner of Pop Idol, and his debut single Anything is Possible/Evergreen.
Myleene took part in the 6th series of ITV1's highly successful reality television series I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, which began on 13 November 2006. Myleene was paid a reported £100,000 to appear on the show, making her the equal-highest paid female in history of the show (with Jordan).
Myleene was very successful on the show, reaching the final and then coming in 2nd place, finishing narrowly behind Matt Willis - which was actually considered an upset as Myleene was 6-5 second favourite to win behind Jason Donovan, who finished 3rd, while Matt was an 8-1 outsider. Since her time on the show, Myleene's popularity has sky rocketed, particulary with male viewers as Myleene's sex appeal and good looks in a bikini was a frequent focus on the show. Myleene's brother Dom, noticing his sisters popularity with the male audience, suggested she auction off her now famous bikini's from the show on eBay. Her newly found sex symbol status was cemented further after Playboy offered her a significant 6 figure deal to pose nude for their magazine. The offer was sent to Myleene's agent while she was still on the show, along with many offers for other magazines, chat shows, movies, dramas and such like. So much has the demand for Myleene increased that it is estimated she has enough offers to net her several million pounds.
As part of World Vision's 24 hour Famine appeal, Myleene visited Sierra Leone to see how World Vision was working to help villages build up their lives. She has also been the face of various charity campaigns such as stop text bully and ChildLine, and most recently help aid the Niger famine appeal by manning the phonelines.