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Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Caprice

Day 1 of Shalom Life's Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models Feature.
By: Ashley Baylen
Published: July 4th, 2011 in Culture » Society » Interviews
CapricePic: NILL

After the success of our Top 20 Jews In The Arts feature, we decided to branch out to other areas of interest: Models and Sports. Over the next two weeks, Shalom Life will profile a different Jewish model or sports figure each day.

Our readers really loved the format we introduced during the Artists feature- asking the same questions to everyone involved. It allowed for us to not only learn about these icons, but also have fun comparing answers. We have carried over this same format to the Model and Sports profiles. Enjoy!

Caprice

Caprice ventured to the UK from Hacienda Heights in California and quickly became one of the most photographed women in the world having appeared on over 300 magazine covers across the globe. She was voted GQ Magazine’s Woman of the Year, Worlds Sexiest Woman by ‘News of the World’ and was Maxim’s International Woman of the Year three years running to name but a few.

Having a diverse amount of achievements Caprice has conquered every area the entertainment and business world that she has lent her hand too. These have included no less than Modeling, TV Presenting, TV Acting, West End and now running her company By Caprice Lingerie.

Caprices talent as a TV Presenter has been long since been recognized when she presented a live feed at the Oscars (the Red Carpet event) and later that evening hosted An Evening at the Oscars both ABC Network. She also hosted the red carpet event for the American Music Awards also live on ABC Network. Since then she has gone on to host such television shows as, The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 alongside Johnny Vaughan, American Sex Appeal on VHI, Channel 4 documentary Being Caprice and hosted her own UK television series Caprices Travels and has hosted various series for VHI, MTV and E! Entertainment.

Caprice was a cast member on the The Surreal Life and has also appeared in many reality shows which have included Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Come Dine with Me, Celebrities Under Pressure,Big Brothers Little Brother, Celebrities Disfigured, Three Celebrities and a Baby, and Road Raja. Other TV appearances have included and in-depth interview with Piers Morgan The Importance of Being Famous with Piers Morgan, Ian Wrights, weekly sidekick on Friday Night's All Wright as well as giving out an award on several award shows including the European MTV awards and the Monaco World Music Awards, the British National Television Awards.

Bourret has also been a judge on many TV shows which have included Sky Ones Project Catwalk, Britain’s Next Top Model and head judge on TV3’s Style Wars in Ireland.

She starred alongside Vinnie Jones in HBO’s Hollywood Files, starred in the feature film The Man with Rain in His Shoes with Penelope Cruz and has also featured in Independent films Nailing Vienna for Sky Movies,Perfect Woman, produced by Olympus Productions Limited and Bubbles which was nominated in the Rushes Film Festival.

Caprice has also starred in the USA hit show Baywatch and in the UK could be seen in Hollyoaks, Dream Team for Sky 1 and the English Comedy show Hospital.

Caprice received rave reviews when she starred in the hit musical Rent playing the lead Maureen at The Prince of Whales Theatre in the West End. She also played the lead in The Vagina Monologues at The Arts Theatre also in London’s West End and later bought the rights to the hit production, ‘Debbie Does Dallas the musical’ which she produced and starred in.

Over recent years, Caprice has been in many print and television campaigns. She followed in the footsteps of Kim Basinger and Courtney Cox to be the face of Diet Coke and she starred alongside Jonathan Ross in the infamous Pizza Hut commercial.

Most recently, Caprice has been busy running and fully financing her own company By Caprice which include Lingerie, Swimwear, Nightwear, Occasion-wear and bedding and is fast becoming one of Britain’s biggest lingerie firm bosses. Over recent years, Bourret has given Inspirational/business speeches in front of thousands of people on how to start up small business and was described by The Mail as a model for young women. Such events have included Breaking The Mould Conference which was sponsored by the Financial Mail, Oxford Union, Cambridge Union, Fresh Business Thinking LIVE!, London School of Economics and Business Start Up to name but a few.

Ashley Baylen (AB): Was there a moment when you realized modeling would be a career instead of a hobby or passion?

Caprice (C): Modeling was always my career from day one! I was very lucky my first cover was Vogue and I also did a campaign for Calvin Klein very early on in my career.

AB: In your weak moments, what food item do you allow yourself to pig out on?

C: Mexican!! I love Quesadillas with Cheese and Jalapeno Peppers.

AB: When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

C: Meditating! That is my only down time.

AB: Rapid fire. First thing that comes to mind. What your favorite movie?

C: Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I am definitely more of a romantic comedy girl thank a scary horror girl.. sometimes that genre is bad for your soul!!

AB: Band?

C: Don’t have one! Its not about the various bands at the moment, it is all about the DJ’s!

AB: Book?

C: I have two... Seven Spiritual Lows of Success and Many Lives Many Masters!

AB: TV Show?

C: Ghost Whisperer! I think I have seen every episode three times!!

AB: Gadget?

C: My Blackberry! I cannot live without it!

AB: Fashion Designer?

C: I don’t have a favourite!

AB: Was there ever a moment when you wanted to switch careers? If so, what career would you have chosen?

C: I did switch careers! 6 years ago in 2006, I switched from being a very successful model to running my own company, By Caprice Lingerie.

AB: What do you regard as your biggest achievement?

C: Investing my own money, taking all the risk and starting By Caprice Lingerie. I am also very proud that I survived the economic downturn without incurring any debt or bringing in an equity partner.

AB: You have unlimited funds to plan your dream vacation. Tell me about it. Who would you bring?

C: Eighty-five degree weather, a butler, cleaner, chef and a young, tall, dark and handsome man on a vast sandy white empty beach and a suite that looks similar to the Wynn Hotel in Vegas!

AB: Share something about yourself that we may not know.

C: My favourite drink in the world is Costa Coffees Toffee Cooler! On a completely different note.. I am incredibly Spiritual and mediate everyday!

AB: What's your biggest fear?

C: Losing my Momma.

AB: Can you provide a piece of advice for anyone considering entering the world of modeling?

C: Don’t do it.. Go to school and get a degree!

Related articles: Caprice, Model, Maxim, By Caprice Lingerie, Oscars, Debbie Does Dallas, Rent, MTV, Diet Coke, Pizza Hut
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