Monday, October 01, 2018

Babe of the Month - From Glamour Puss to Sports Broadcaster!

Amy Christophers was born on 6th October 1986 in Truro, Cornwall, England and is currently on a quest to move from top glamour model to top sports presenter. She is also a huge Chelsea FC fan.

Amy decided to quit modelling in 2014, at the height of her career, to follow her real passion and move into sports media.

'Thatsportsspice' her instagram profile and twitter name, Amy is aiming to become one of the best sports broadcasters in the country. She already has a spot on 'talkSPORT' (right) on a Wednesday night/Thursday morning with Adam Catterall and is a Columnist for 'The Sun' newspaper. This year Amy also won the FBA’s (Football Blogging Awards) for Best Football Influencer for 2018.

She has also worked on football podcasts and has appeared on the show 'ontheleftside,' where the presenters take a satirical look at the game of football.

It has not been all plain sailing though, as earlier this year Amy found herself caught up in unwanted headlines, when she was pictured among a group of women leaving the PFA awards with chief executive Gordon Taylor, to continue drinking elsewhere.

That highlighted the barriers the ambitious 31 year-old is having to break down in the face of other people who say she has no right to work in sports media and/or sports broadcasting.

However in three years Amy has completed her journalism studies at Cornwall College, qualified to become a Football Association referee and is now broadening her knowledge further, as she sets her sights on trailblazing a path for women to make an impact in a notoriously male dominated arena.

                 Breaking the mould: Amy Christophers from Model to Sports Broadcaster

However Amy has stated becoming a qualified referee was part of the process of gaining more knowledge and proving her expertise, not because she wanted to be a referee! She then went on to do her journalism qualification to again enhance her knowledge of the game and the world of sports media.

Amy has also gone on to present shows on the Sky platform (below) and says after she finished modelling she knew she had to be a bit more conservative in the way she presented myself:

"I dyed my hair brown for a bit and kept a low profile because I had to shake off that image. I think I have proven myself now, I know my stuff and in the sports world and I feel I am starting to be respected - although I still have a long way to go before I hit all my goals."

Sports media is notoriously difficult to get into, and even more so for women, but Amy is determined  to break the mould!

Former Glamour model and Chelsea fan 
Amy was one of the biggest glamour models in Britain, working under the name of Brandy Brewer (a stage name that came from a combination of the name of her first pet and her mother's maiden name).

In her ten-years career working as model Brandy Brewer she was a regular on the pages of magazines such as Loaded, FHM and Nuts, but sport has always been her passion.

In 2008 she won 'Loaded' magazine's 'Rear of the Year' which really shot her to fame with the lad mags! In 2009 she won 'Miss UK Football Finder' and reached the semi-finals of 'Miss Great Britain,' and in 2010 Amy won 'Nuts Boardmasters Bikini' competition.
Amy went on to become a page 3 girl for 'The Sun' and the 'Daily Star' newspapers.

Under the name of Brandy, she also became a reality TV star appearing in hit show 'TOWIE' and Series 2 of 'The Bachelor' -  the UK version with Spencer Matthews.

Amy is currently freelance but working with major media brands including newly formed 'Sport Convo' a new social media network owned by Gareth Bale and Indian cricket hero Virat Kholi. The company headhunted Amy, stating they knew that she was their girl! Amy rocks up to football stadiums in the branded sports convo Ferrari and invites fans into the passengers hot seat to be interviewed, she also interviews sports stars and films a weekly sports round up. Amy had to learn some Hindi to film certain videos for their Indian cricket audience.

Hosting a radio show and writing a weekly column are her long-term goals and on this Amy said "Basically I want to be presenting a main show and doing a radio show, that's my ultimate ambition"........and she is without a doubt well on her way to achieving her goals!

You can follow Amy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube