-LIZ FULLER wants to inspire every person to achieve greatness & success of their goals. A former Miss Great Britain, model, TV presenter, actress this is her story...
Liz (Elizabeth Angela) hails from Swansea, & was born on the 30th December - making her a hard-working sensible Capricorn!!
Born holding a microphone, Liz started dance lessons as soon as she could crawl and gave her first ever solo performance at the age of 3. And in fact has been acting up all her life!!
Liz attended Dumbarton House school at nursery level and everyone there was pushed into the extra curricular levels of dance and drama, including the now very famous Catherine Zeta Jones. Liz also attended the hard and strict Dubensky stage school where she took up every lesson possible, modern, tap, ballet, American jazz, drama/acting, speech, singing. Every night after school Liz had 2 hours of these lessons, Liz also remembers learning tennis, gymnastics, piano, violin, french and german.
Liz continued with all her dance and drama lessons excelling in all her exams, and through this found her love of the stage, performing in Joseph and his amazing tech dreamcoat,and Night of a 100 stars (with C Z-J) and numerous pantomimes each Christmas. Liz moved over to The Grand Theatre school of dance, and continued taking part in stage productions, The Hobbit, and performed as a dancer for Elinor Live (HTV Wales).
One day, Liz was with her friend Louise who had started modelling, and wanted to collect her photos from a photographer. Dave Webb, the photographer, recognized a fresh new face and started taking photos of Liz. From there he sent her to Models One (wales), and under the watchful eye of Mrs. Hilary Boshier Jones, Liz was pushed into catwalk shows, and photographic shoots, and also to her very first beauty pageant (Miss Wales, but as we know this was just the beginning).Liz was chosen at this time to model on primetime Tv show for S4C 'Heno'.
Liz worked hard at her school work too, 9 GCSEs and 3 A-levels. She excelled obviously in drama, but also Art and Design, and Textiles. At 17, Liz was sent to spend a summer in Luzern (Switzerland) and then attended the Falmouth College of Art, to study art and fashion.
1994-1997 Student days/ Miss Great Britain
Liz started at the University Of Wales Cardiff in 1994 on the BA Journalism, Film & Broadcasting course,choosing subsidary subjects feminism (which was extremely difficult with her lecturer, as at the time Liz held the Miss Cardiff title), pop music, writing for broadcasting, media law, & popular culture.
Liz still continued to model all across the U.K., and then Liz entered the Welsh competition for Miss Universe and won, allowing her to enter the final of Miss Great Britain. In 1996 the competition was taken over to Mexico, and as you can imagine it was very exciting 20 finalists flying to the other side of the world to compete for the national title. Liz took over successfully the title of Miss Great Britain in 1997. So during Liz's second year at University, she got to travel to the far east to Taiwan and also won the Miss Dream Girl Bikini 1997 competition. Model assignments and TV appearances in Hong Kong and Malaysia followed.
Liz got a 2:2 degree from Cardiff in 1997, and was extremely happy with that result as Liz had been modelling in the states even up until one week before her finals.
Whilst at Uni, Liz also gave her time to work at Morriston Hospital, presenting on one of the only hospital television channels in the country, from there dabbled on the show 'Off the Wall' (1997), Swansea Sound Radio under the watchful eye of Binda Singh, and also working with Mark, one of the producers of 'Tribe' HTV Wales and on the helter skelter workshop for young talent in Wales.
Liz loves acting and starred in the longest BBC welsh language soap opera 'Pobol y cwm' or as it translates in English 'People of the valley', as Tania a nightclub dancer, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Liz went on to co-present a pilot show, 'The Birthday Show' for Granada TV, and a pilot for Topshop Tv. Liz also did work experience at News of The World and Live TV during these years.
1998-2000 New in London, the hey days of modelling
In 1998 Liz made the move to London and has continued to model ever since. Some campaigns Liz has been seen as the face include Kronenbourg 1664, a Fosters Beer girl, Sol beer, Doritos Dippas, to name just a few, and TV adverts include Boots NO 7 makeup, Suzuki, and Studio Universal (Italy).
Liz got a break one day in 1999, when one of the producers on the then Richard and Judy show 'This Morning' - where she used to model once a week - gave her a tip off that the boss at Man Utd TV was looking for a female presenter. Liz called him up and she asked for an audition, she got it, it was on the show 'Reds at Five' with Ally Begg.
In August 2000, Liz got the job as travel presenter/producer working in Scotland on the Peakviewing travel show for a broadband venture, presenting and producing 54 (5min) shows.
2001 TV Breaks
From there Liz successfully auditioned for the presenter/ producers job on the Dating Channel (Sky Digital/ Jan 2001), Liz was the female face and producer alongside Giles Vickers Jones, "this was such a fun place to work at its peak, it's now just a text channel, back then i made sure it was produced with lots of entertainment and celeb interviews".
As well as hosting a new shopping Tv show called 'Auction World' 3 days a week.
2002 Network TV host
In August Liz auditioned to be the female face for 'The Pop Factory' HTV Wales, and started filming with hunk Steve Jones (host of XFactor USA) . The Pop Factory is the number 1 music programme in Wales and not only that has won 19 awards, so it was hugely exciting it was Bafta Cymru nominated with Liz as host.
Since growing in huge popularity and profile in Wales Liz has gone onto to present numerous ITV regional shows, and SKY digital shows.
2004 Big TV breaks with own ideas
Proved a poignant year for Liz, with the success of writing, selling, presenting and producing her own car show 'Numberplate Heaven' on Sky channel Men and Motors. Liz also joined the Tv channel 'Nation 217' as one of their anchor presenters on SKY, which she did for 2 years from 2003 to OCT 2005.
￼Next Liz was booked as co-host on 'Record Of The Year' ITV 1 alongside Cat Deeley. A huge show! And wrote her own column for Wales on Sunday newspaper.
2005: Even more TV Shows and entrepreneur in business
Liz hosted numerous pilot shows for terrestrial TV 'How LO!' ,a pilot for 'The National Lottery,' and 'Top Deck' a magazine show focusing on the water and sports, fishing, sailing, luxury and power boats based on 'Top Gear'. Liz who has grown up around boats and from a busy seaside city was chosen to cover the luxury super yachts and fast power boats because of her natural passion and knowledge of Hustlers, Fountains, and the Cigarette type of boats.
Lizs other credits at this time included judging on 'ASBO teen to Beauty Queen' for Five, and guest presenting on 'Inside Out' for BBC 1 and 'See Hear' for BBC 2.
Another achievement for Liz in this year saw her buy and take over the licence for the Miss Great Britain Pageant, and reinvent it back into the showbiz spotlight. This was quite a gutsy move for a former beauty queen. Liz understanding the business was careful to find the right finance and team and also to link it with a female charity. Liz chose Breast Cancer Campaign. Liz was extremely proud of what was accomplished in this year for Miss GB.
2006: Miss Great Britain boss
Liz hosted new interactive show 'Game Nation' on the Sky platform, experimenting with her Live Television skills, and instant audience connection.
And sold her 50% shares of Miss Great Britain during the summer.
2007-2009: The famous QUIZ CALL
Saw Liz host a major UK network game show 'QuizCall' for Channel Five (every Thurs, Fri and Sat nights). This show was a 2 hour, unscripted, sole presenter/host interacting live with the audience. A show that planned on being on air for 6 months lasted 3 years, and turned Liz into a household name.
From this Liz was asked to be the Face of 'Pearl Drops' Toothpaste in the UK, this successful commercial then sold to another 5 countries, and was still running in 2011 in Australia!
Liz also signed to be the face of french perfume 'Dream' by Rachel Elbaz, a french haute couturier from the famous Azagury family, this campaign also ran in 4 countries Russia, UK and the Middle East territories. With Fashion TV giving Liz her own 4 show series following her Tv life, shoots and campaign launches..
2010: BRAIN BOX & MISS GB Again!
Liz was asked to anchor the game show 'BrainBox' for ITV, a similar format to QuizCall interacting with the public. This show aired not just on the UKs number one major commercial network, but Liz was also seen with BrainBox on UTV in The Republic of Ireland and a seperate show was filmed for ETV in South Africa, again Major Networks in each country. 'Liz really has been an international host! Not bad for a valleys or village girl from Wales!
This year also saw Liz buy the Miss Great Britain rights again after the previous owners got into financial difficulty. For one whole year Liz travelled across the UK meeting over 2000 girls in 40 major cities who dreamt of the same success as Liz has carved out, on the very same route and platform as her. Liz successfully staged a wonderful final which aired on primetime on Louie Spences show 'Showbusiness' on SKY One TV.
2011: Sold MISS GB & move to USA
In January,Liz sold her assets in Miss GB and the business moved on in a new direction with new owners.This was the year her agent Babette Perry who signed Liz whilst at ICM, persuaded Liz to enter the US market as a Tv Host. Babette moved to IMG Talent and took Liz with her.
In March, Liz was persuaded to create Miss British Empire from pageant girls wanting more opportunities and the first winner Charlie Bell was crowned in May.
2012-2015: Los Angeles life
Liz stepped onto the CSI: Las Vegas set as a hot wife, starred as the lead in 'Fason Nou' 'Our Way' feature film, a supporting role in 'A Winter's Rose' with Billy Zane, & Paul Sorvino and recently as a breaking news reporter in feature film 'Seven Faces of Jack the Ripper' the new Jack the Ripper story.
Liz continued to host 'My V Channel' for the UK 3 days a week for the Sky audience live from Hollywood for 4 years, and oversee her beauty pageant Miss British Empire, which is now franchised to 6 empire territories.
2016: Passion for Beauty & Jewelry
Liz created, hosted and produced 'Beauty TV' for My V Channel, a cross informercial chat show with her best friend Marcella, talking about beauty and anti-aging products. This show aired for 6 months.
Liz ventured back into business and joined In-Skin Beauty company as a marketing director placing facial machines in 5 Star hotel resorts and in June Liz pitched her own jewelry concept & designs to ShopLC at the Vegas JCK expo.
2017: Inspire with semi-precious stones
Liz recently launched her jewelry collection 'Inspire love Liz Fuller' on Shop LC in Austin, Texas and future plans for on The Jewellery Channel in the UK.