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22nd April 2007 11:03 AM

SIR MICK JAGGER's daughter ELIZABETH has turned her back on catwalk modelling, because her experience in the industry made her feel "absolutely miserable". Elizabeth - who recently landed a GBP500,000 ($975,000) deal to be the face of Lancome cosmetics - will continue modelling but not on the runway, because she insists it is not as glamorous as it seems. She says, "I was absolutely miserable by the end of it... I thought it would be very exciting and glamorous, but it was awful. "My feet bled all the time because they were constantly being rammed into new, tight shoes."

22/04/2007 14:30
22nd April 2007 11:27 AM
fireontheplatter everybody say ouch
22nd April 2007 04:53 PM
moy Daddy Jagger would be proud!
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Ruthlessly self-promoting. Avoracious appetite for the opposite sex. And VERY canny with money. Sound familiar? No, not Mick Jagger...but his pampered daughter Lizzie

From the hushed reverence of her tone, it was clear that Elizabeth Jagger was on the verge of imparting something of almost monumental significance to a gaggle of her most ardent hangers-on.

"Babe," she began in the ubiquitous clipped diction of the well-bred West London set of which she is a principle member.

"He is like so-o-o hot, but really like spiritual as well. We've got an amazing connection."

In breathless detail, an excitable Miss Jagger then went on to describe a recent first date with a handsome admirer over cocktails at her latest favourite haunt, a trendy organic restaurant in London's King's Cross (she insists that when test-driving a new suitor, the date should be a casual drinks-only affair).

Lizzie Jagger is said to be negotiating a substantial improvement on her six-figure modelling deal with Marks & Spencer that will push her earnings to more than £1 million this year

She drew breath just long enough during her account of their romantic evening for one of her rapt girlfriends to inquire as to the name of this mystery admirer.

After several moments of deep thought, the toothy daughter of Sir Mick Jagger declared, to much hilarity: "Babe, I've absolutely no idea!"

No wonder even her closest friends know the 23-year-old model as 'Dizzy Lizzie'.

However 'dizzy' she claims to be, though, the coltish Elizabeth has inherited more than a little of the savvy that has kept her Rolling Stone father at the top of the showbiz perch for more than 40 years.

She is said to be negotiating a substantial improvement on her six-figure modelling deal with Marks & Spencer that will push her earnings to more than £1 million this year.

And if gossip doing the rounds of the bitchy modelling world is to be believed, the increasingly demanding rock scion has also been passed down more than a hint of her father's famous ego.

Witness her latest outburst this week over the latest instalment of the successful M&S advertising campaign, which has helped revive the fortunes of the company.

Jagger Jnr is said to have complained loudly that she thinks the clothes chosen for her to wear in the advertisements are "frumpy" and that publicity pictures of her have been "airbrushed beyond recognition".

She claims the floor-length black and white dress and "hideous" sun hat leaves her looking (horror of horrors) "far older than I am".

Her latest tantrum comes just three months after she was accused of blackballing her half-sister Jade from joining the exclusive model agency which represents her - all because she believes there is room for only one Jagger girl in the fashion business.

For all her apparent schoolgirl-like insouciance, as Sir Mick's favourite daughter Lizzie is used to getting her own way. But why - given that she has seen off the threat from her beautiful older sibling - is the willowy Lizzie suddenly so tetchy?

The answer, friends confided to the Mail this week, is that there is a new nemesis troubling the mind of the budding prima donna - in the enviable shape of Myleene Klass, the latest addition to Marks & Spencer's star-studded roster of female models.

Lizzie's dainty nose has been put out of joint, they say, by the hiring of the curvaceous reality television star to join other celebrity models Twiggy, Laura Bailey and Erin O'Connor.

Little wonder, given that the prodigiously ambitious Lizzie plays something of a supporting role to the bikini-wearing Myleene in the company's new TV advertisement, which was filmed earlier this year in South Africa.

A friend told the Mail: "Lizzie is spitting blood over it.

"She feels she has been pushed into the background while the director spends half the ad lingering on Myleene's breasts."

Nor has her mood exactly been improved by what she has interpreted as a low blow from her new rival over the controversial, rather touchy subject (with the stick-thin Lizzie, at least) of size-zero models.

Last week, the curvy Myleene, 29, who will continue to be the focal point of the company's advertising strategy, despite being five months pregnant, pointedly compared size zeros to her seven-year-old niece.

Which, of course, is a sure-fire way of getting on the wrong side of the prickly Miss Jagger, who has of late been launching a somewhat strident counter-offensive over attacks on her emaciated colleagues.

Of course, Lizzie - Mick's daughter with model Jerry Hall - has reason to be sensitive. She drew gasps two years ago when, bare-breasted and gaunt-looking, she stepped on to the catwalk at London Fashion Week, her ribs protruding under a see-through dress by designer Clements Ribeiro.

Her father, who has always been opposed to her following in her mother's modelling footsteps, was said to have 'physically blanched' at the spectacle as he sat watching in the audience.

Then, last month, in a seeming triumph of self- delusion, she bizarrely claimed that ultra-gangly model Lily Cole - the focus of much of the backlash against catwalk skinnies - is "one of the most curvaceous models out there".

Very odd.

But then Lizzie, who also has a £200,000 deal with High Street clothing chain Mango, has recently developed a proclivity for the occasional flight of fancy.

How else could one describe her claim this month that her break into modelling came, not as the result of some good old-fashioned nepotism, but because she was spotted by model agency scouts while out with school friends?

However, the truth is that her mother arranged her first modelling job with Vivienne Westwood when Elizabeth was only 13.

But despite the glamour and money on offer (Lizzie also has a £500,000 deal to be the face of Lancome cosmetics, and is rumoured to command £20,000 a day in modelling fees), the pampered Miss Jagger has announced that she has quit catwalk modelling because, put simply, it was too much like hard work.

"I was absolutely miserable by the end of it," she says. "I thought it would be very exciting and glamorous, but it was awful.

"My feet bled all the time because they were constantly being rammed into new, tight shoes."

Poor Lizzie.

Indeed, she has let it be known that she intends to give up modelling altogether to pursue a film career, and has been taking acting lessons in London.

Her only notable screen role to date, however, was five years ago in a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance in the wartime drama Enigma, starring Dougray Scott (conveniently Dad, 63-year-old SirMick, was the film's producer). Ms Jagger's 'people' have also let it be known that last year she turned down an invitation by Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola to appear in her big-budget movie Marie Antoinette.

Hollywood gossips, however, are insistent she did accept a part, but her planned big-screen debut ended up on the cutting-room floor.

Undeterred, Lizzie has announced to friends that she is on the lookout for a "substantial role in a costume drama or comedy".

Certainly, turning her back on modelling would win the approval of her father.

Lizzie's choice of career was the source of some considerable rancour between her parents. Indeed, her very first sashay down the catwalk is said to have been the final nail in the coffin of her parents' 21-year relationship, and the couple split in 1998 after a seven-year marriage.

Mick had wanted his daughter, one of his seven children, to continue her A-level studies at the upmarket Ibstock Place School, near the family home in Richmond, Surrey, while Jerry was delighted at the prospect of another model in the family.

Miss Hall - who revealed last month that all of her children with Jagger have inherited her dyslexia - has since claimed Mick believed it was "silly" for Lizzie to model because, as the daughter of a man with a reputed £300 million fortune, she would not need the money.

But those close to the singer say his reservations were more to do with fears that his adored daughter would fall prey to the attention of older men (a subject Mick is something-of an expert on).

Indeed, when the teenage Lizzie launched herself on the modelling circuit, her protective father insisted on acting as a chaperone at catwalk events to ward off unsuitable males.

His concerns, it transpired, were justified. Lizzie has developed a rather worrying tendency to be drawn to the caddish type.

At 16, she incurred his disapproval by bolting for New York to move in with her then boyfriend, South African-born model Damien Van Zyl. Little more than a year later, in June 2002, Lizzie was distraught when Van Zyl announced he had slept with another woman.

His replacement was the eminently unsuitable 44-year-old Canadian B-movie actor Michael Wincott - an affair which is said to have caused Mick to go "ballistic".

That relationship fizzled out, too, and in February 2005 Lizzie was caught on CCTV cameras at 4am in a Soho nightclub having sex with Calum Best, the playboy son of the late football legend George Best - in open view of fellow clubbers.

The unseemly spectacle at a party thrown by fashion designer Matthew Williamson came a mere 30 minutes after Best's arrival and after Lizzie is said to have spent the evening quaffing free champagne.

In the embarrassing aftermath, she was forced to go to the High Court to win an injunction banning the broadcast of the X-rated footage.

The Stone was far more sanguine about his daughter's friendship with 31-year-old Sean Lennon, the son of murdered Beatle John.

Friends said Jerry Hall was keen on making a marriage between the two rock dynasties.

But while Lennon dumped his actress girlfriend, Leelee Sobieski, for Lizzie, she later angered him and his mother, Yoko Ono, by telling a gossip columnist: "Sean doesn't know it yet, but I'm planning to cool the relationship."

Perhaps not surprisingly, he hit back, branding her as "immature".

It was not the first time Lizzie has let her tongue run away with her. Three years ago she fell foul of designer and fellow rocker's daughter Stella McCartney by accusing her of being "lazy".

Then, a year later, when defending Kate Moss over drug taking, she was famously quoted as saying: "Everyone in England is doing cocaine."

Which might not have been best advised, given that at the same time worried friends were going public with claims that Lizzie was "burning the candle at both ends".

To make matters worse, fellow Rolling Stone Keith Richards and his wife, Patti, are said to view Elizabeth as a bad influence on their 21-year-old daughter, Theodora.

Bizarrely, considering his own reputation for debauchery, the guitarist and his deeply religious former model wife were horrified, Theodora confessed last month, when they learned that she had visited a strip club with her friend Lizzie.

Understandably Mick, who has bought his daughter a cottage near the marital home he used to share with Jerry, is known to insist on keeping a close eye on his rather wayward daughter at home and when she is staying at her apartment in New York.

One of Miss Jagger's set told the Mail this week: "Lizzie has got a reputation for being a bit dippy, which, to some extent, she is. But at the same time, she is very street smart. She is also frighteningly ambitious."

Lizzie Jagger is wont to tell friends that when she announced she wanted to be a model, her mother gave her two pieces of advice: drink lots of water...and don't get competitive with the other girls.

Wise counsel, but not, it would seem, guidance the headstrong and ego-driven Lizzie has so far heeded.
22nd April 2007 07:38 PM
glencar Incredible it is that she would blackball the far more attractive older sister from a modeling agency. Somehow the beautiful Jade will get by.
22nd April 2007 07:54 PM
BrianGotHisRocksOff Never understood why she was a model
22nd April 2007 07:56 PM
glencar Duh...she's pretty hot.
22nd April 2007 10:34 PM
fireontheplatter not nearly as hot as kim basinger.
23rd April 2007 12:04 PM
Mel Belli
moy wrote:

"I was absolutely miserable by the end of it... I thought it would be very exciting and glamorous, but it was awful. "My feet bled all the time because they were constantly being rammed into new, tight shoes."

22/04/2007 14:30

The heart just breaks, doesn't it?
23rd April 2007 12:29 PM
Saint Sway
Mel Belli wrote:

The heart just breaks, doesn't it?

I wish her well. She is very couragous to quit. Hopefully she will be able to find a way to make ends meet.
23rd April 2007 02:15 PM
texile what a catty little thing...
24th April 2007 07:40 AM
Ten Thousand Motels
texile wrote:
what a catty little thing...

That Texas blood.... ....!

[Edited by Ten Thousand Motels]
25th April 2007 07:38 AM
moy Liz Jagger Not Leaving The Catwalk
24th April 2007 20:10:53

Elizabeth Jagger‘s agent has rubbished claims that she is turning her back on the catwalk.

According to recent reports the 23 year old said that catwalk modelling made her absolutely miserable."

She is believed to have told reporters:" "I was absolutely miserable by the end of it... I thought it would be very exciting and glamorous, but it was awful. My feet bled all the time because they were constantly being rammed into new, tight shoes."

However her agent told vogue:" its nonsense - total nonsense. You can expect to see her on the catwalk in September at Fashion Week."

Jagger is the face of French cosmetic company Lancôme and also models for Marks and Spencer alongside Twiggy, Erin O'Connor, Myleene Klass and Laura Bailey.

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