INSPIRE TO SUCCESS
-LIZ FULLER wants to inspire every person to achieve greatness & success of their goals. A former Miss Great Britain, model, TV presenter, actress, jewelry designer & entrepreneur; this is her story...
Liz hails from Swansea, & was born on the 30th December - making her a hard-working sensible Capricorn!! She started dance lessons as soon as she could crawl and gave her first ever solo performance at the age of 3.
Liz first attended private school Dumbarton House where extracurricular lessons of dance & drama were expected (pupils included Michael Sheen, Rob Brydon, & Catherine Zeta Jones) and the strict Dubensky stage school where she took up every lesson possible, modern, tap, ballet, American jazz, drama/acting, speech, singing long into the evenings and weekends.
At age 10, Liz moved onto The Grand Theatre school of Dance, and performed in Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat, Night of 100 stars (with C Z-J), The Hobbit and numerous pantomimes each Christmas. Liz was booked for her first TV job as a dancer at age 13 for the Elinor Live chat show (HTV Wales)
At age 16, Liz was spotted by a local photographer and sent to Models One under the watchful eye of Mrs. Hilary Boshier Jones. Next came catwalk shows, photographic shoots, and her first modelling trip to London to sign with Crawfords commercial agency. At age 18, Liz entered her very first beauty pageant ‘Miss Wales’, Liz turned up with ringlet hair, no makeup, no high heels, a wetsuit and a surf board for her talent round. To say she had no clue was an understatement. Her second pageant ‘Miss Cardiff’ 1994 she won. Liz learnt very fast how the pageant scene worked and what judges liked. Continuing to book TV jobs, Liz was one of the models on weekly show ‘Heno’ for S4C.
1994-1997 University/ Miss Great Britain
Liz started at the University Of Wales Cardiff in 1994 on the BA Journalism, Film & Broadcasting course, choosing subsidiary 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.
Still modelling to pay for her studies, Liz entered the Welsh competition for Miss Universe and won, allowing her to enter the final of Miss Great Britain with her new title ‘Miss Wales Universe’.
In 1996 the semifinal for Miss GB was held in Mansfield Nottingham, and the TOP 20 girls flown to Mexico to appear on South American TV. Placing runner up at this pageant, Liz took over the title within 3 months due to Anita St Rose signing a music contract and not being able to fulfil her duties. Liz had become ‘Miss Great Britain’
So, during Liz's second year at University, she got to travel to the far east to Taiwan winning the Miss Dream Girl Bikini 1997 and placing runner up at Queen of Tourism. Model assignments and TV appearances in the far east & Malaysia followed.
In 1997, Liz graduated from University, continued to model & started presenting shows for Morriston Hospital, a hospital television channel. From there co-hosted the show 'Off the Wall' on Swansea Sound Radio with Binda Singh. Starred in BBC welsh language soap opera 'Pobol y cwm' as Tania a nightclub dancer, and co-presented 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 London move to model
In 1998 Liz made the move to the capital, still signed with Crawfords but overtime signing to MOT, Rage & Model Plan agencies. Campaigns include Kronenbourg 1664, Fosters Beer girl, Sol beer, Doritos Dippas, and TV adverts include Boots NO 7 makeup, Suzuki, and Studio Universal (Italy).
In 1999, as weekly house model for the UK biggest daytime TV show ‘This Morning’ (ITV), one of the producers gave her a tip off that Manchester United TV were looking for a female presenter. Liz called, auditioned and 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
In January 2001, Liz successfully auditioned for the presenter/ producers job on the Dating Channel (Sky Digital/ Jan 2001), alongside Giles Vickers Jones, making 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 -2004 Network TV host
In August Liz auditioned to be the female face for 'The Pop Factory' HTV Wales, and started filming with Steve Jones (XFactor USA). The Pop Factory is the number 1 music program in Wales, won 19 awards, & Bafta Cymru nominated with Liz as host.
2004, Proved a poignant year for Liz, with the success of writing, selling, presenting, and producing her own car show 'Number plate 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! With her own column for Wales on Sunday newspaper reporting gossip from London back to Wales.
2005-2006: Even more TV Shows & Miss Great Britain boss
In 2005 Liz hosted numerous pilot shows for terrestrial TV 'How LO!' a live bidding format ,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’s 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 license for the Miss Great Britain Pageant. This was quite a gutsy move, Liz understanding the business was careful to find the right finance and 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.
In 2006, 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.
2007-2009: The famous QUIZ CALL
2007 Saw Liz host a major UK network game show 'QuizCall' for Channel Five (every Thurs, Fri and Sat nights). A 2 hour, unscripted, interactive live game show with the audience being at home. A show that planned on being on air for 6 months lasted 3 years, and turned Liz into a household name.
From this Liz signed to be the Face of 'Pearl Drops' Toothpaste in the UK and 5 other countries. And 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 life, shoots and campaign launches..
2010: BRAIN BOX & MISS GB Again!
Liz anchored 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 also in The Republic of Ireland and a separate show was filmed for ETV in South Africa, again Major Networks in each country.
This year also saw Liz buy the Miss Great Britain rights again after the previous owners got into financial difficulty. Travelling across the UK meeting over 2000 girls in 40 major cities who dreamt of the same success as Liz has carved out. Liz successfully staged a wonderful final in December which aired on primetime on Louie Spences show 'Showbusiness' on SKY One TV, as well as an appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh chat show.
2011: Sold MISS GB & move to USA
In January 2011, Liz sold her assets in Miss GB.
Signed to agent Babette Perry at ICM, and moved to Los Angeles. Babette then 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’
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 across the globe.
2016: Passion for Beauty & Jewelry
Liz created, hosted and produced 'Beauty TV' for My V Channel, a cross infomercial 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 its 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 is completely focused and excited to launch her jewelry collection 'Inspire love Liz Fuller' on Shop LC in Austin, Texas and on The Jewellery Channel in the UK.