Jodie Kidd MBE
Leading supermodel, athlete and TV personality, Jodie Kidd MBE is a unique example of someone who has fused the worlds of designer fashion and glamorous sports. Off the catwalk, Jodie plays polo to a high level and has enjoyed a successful career as a high octane Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe’s most prestigious racing circuits in the Maserati Trofeo Series.
Supermodel and athlete Jodie Kidd MBE was discovered by a modelling agent at the age of 15, and throughout her modelling and polo careers has uniquely blended the worlds of designer fashion and glamorous sports.
Jodie is also an acclaimed rally driver who became a Top Gear legend after topping the ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ leader board for an entire series, as well as enjoying success as a high octane Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe’s most prestigious racing circuits. Lending her image to luxury brands, Jodie’s international career has taken her to catwalks around the world and onto the covers of the world’s top glossy magazines.
She has also lent her exuberant personality and enthusiasm for fashion to the small screen with her own US TV show, Fashion Avenue, as well as commentating for the BBC at Royal Ascot and for Channel 4 at Goodwood.
Jodie is a popular public figure and regularly appears at a wide range of events, from high end fashion shows to the Motor Show and Golf Open championships. She featured in BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are and Strictly Come Dancing, and as a special guest on Britain's Next Top Model.
Jodie has presented coverage of the Red Bull Air Race around the globe and the Turbo Tennis tournament, both for Channel 4, and she teamed up with fashion brand Oli to develop a best-selling fashion range.
Her other talent is golf. In 2005 and 2006, Jodie competed in both the All Star Cup Tournament and the Dunhill Links at St Andrews.
Her charity initiative – The Jodie Kidd Foundation – is a vehicle for her philanthropic leanings, as was her role in The Big Splash Swimathon alongside Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew, in association with Sports Relief.
Jodie has appeared on Celebrity Antique’s Road Trip and as a guest on Countdown’s legendary Dictionary Corner, as well as working with Suzuki as an ambassador for their Survive the Winter road safety campaign, and with Simply Health promoting awareness of back pain and tips for dealing with it.
Jodie's mix of fashion, high octane sports, and charitable works make her an excellent choice for a plethora of events.