GLAMOUR model Sophie Howard is heading to Edge Hill University as she begins to think about life after being a pin-up.
As well as helping next year’s intake swell with young men the Advertiser asked her what’s bringing her back to the north west?Sophie has graced the front of Loaded magazine more times than Jordan and been on Page three across the stable of tabloids.
But to meet her in person – as the Advertiser did – is to disavow any preconceptions.
The former Salvation Army cadet is still baffled by her accomplishments.
Sophie said: "I still don’t know why I have done so well – I don't think I am the prettiest girl out there, I’ve not got the best body and I'm not someone to aspire to.
"It takes a lot of people a lot of time and effort to create the desired end result."
That hasn’t stopped her becoming a regular in annual magazine ‘top 100 sexiest women’ features for years with a string of celebrity admirers.
But she admits that many of her shots are digitally enhanced through airbrushing and some of her saucy, revealing interviews are fabricated by magazine journalists.
Sophie said: "Sometimes, I see these wonderful airbrushed shots of me, and I know that it’s not really me. That’s just the way the industry works.
"One day, I will pose for a women’s magazine in all my glory with my pot belly and stretch marks on full display!" she said.
Sophie ventured into modelling aged 18 when her mum sent in amateur snaps of her to executives at Loaded magazine, she was then studying English at Edge Hill University.