Cool time for Ellen as the new face of Magnum; She'll follow in steps of Hollywood's Eva.
Byline: by TINA MILES Showbiz Reporter
A GIRL-next-door is following in the footsteps of a Desperate Housewife by winning the starring role in an ice cream advert.
Ellen Addison, 26, won the contract through ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). talent search show Coleen's Real Women, hosted by Croxteth super-WAG Coleen Rooney.
The IT advisor became a winning contestant after her boyfriend of seven years, Andrew Fielding, secretly submitted her entry.
She will now follow Hollywood actress Eva Longoria Parker, one of the stars of Channel 4 comedy Desperate Housewives Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Company's main television studio - and Cherry Productions. , as the face of Magnum ice cream.
Ellen, of Skelmersdale, said: "I am 5ft 3in and a size 12, so I am more your average woman than a typical model.
"My best friend Hayley suggested I take part in Coleen's Real Women but I laughed it off. I never thought I could be a model. I had no idea Andrew filled out an entry form.
"It is amazing to be a Magnum girl like Eva Longoria. I still cannot believe it. I feel more confident than ever."
Ellen, a former Glenburn high school pupil, said she got on well with Coleen, the wife of former Everton striker Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985 in Liverpool) is an English footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. .
She said: "We had a lot in common. A lot of my family live in the Scotland Road area, so we chatted about Liverpool.
"I was so nervous, but I felt at ease with Coleen. She gave me tips for the photoshoot from her own experiences."
Hopefuls had to "embody the Magnum attitude to pleasure, a fun-loving go-getter who can inspire others, with an unrivalled mix of looks, personality and attitude".
Executives interviewed a range of professional models from top UK agencies - but Ellen fitted the brief best.
The panel were blown away with her "warm and bubbly personality, sassy sas·sy 1
adj. sas·si·er, sas·si·est
1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat. attitude and stunning facial features".
Images of Ellen will be placed in glossy magazines to accompany the launch of the Magnum Temptation ice cream in April.
She said: "My dad James is from Mauritius and moved to Liverpool more than 30 years ago when he met my mum Denise.
"I love taking trips to see our family in Mauritius, but my favourite place is home where I can chill out and put my feet up."
WINNER: Ellen Addison is the new face of Magnum ice cream's new campaign; SUPER COOL: Ellen Addison and her boyfriend, Andrew Fielding, who secretly entered her into Coleen's Real Women. She is now the new face of Magnum ice cream Picture: EDDIE EDDIE Environmental Data Dynamic Information Exchange (Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Colorado) BARFORD/eb180209a; STARS: Coleen Rooney and Eva Longoria Parker