|Nationality English and French|
Eye color Brown
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Name Francoise Boufhal
|Weight 112 lb (51 kg)|
Hair color Brown
Education Gosforth Academy
|Full Name Francoise Boufhal|
Occupation Model, Actress, Presenter
Similar People Gabrielle Richens, Gemma Atkinson, Francoise Hardy, Layla Kayleigh
Francoise Boufhal (born 18 December 1988) is an English model, actress and presenter.
Born Françoise Boufhal on December 18, 1988, in Hexham, Northumberland, England, Boufhal grew up and spent most of her childhood in Stocksfield and attended Broomley First school before moving into Newcastle Upon Tyne. She attended Ponteland Middle school.
Boufhal's acting career began at the age of 11 when she joined The Live Theatre Company, a theatrical youth theatre based in Newcastle made famous by Robson Green. Boufhal's first major role was in the hit children's BBC 1 show Byker Grove, where she played Ellie Baines, Stumpy's girlfriend. Boufhal auditioned several times for a role in the show but was deemed 'too sexy', until eventually a part was made for the curvaceous actress. She grew into her body very fast. At the age of 16 she became 'very curvy' and her chest size had increased rapidly. (At the age of 11, she was 28B. By the age of 14, 28D. By 16 she was her full size.) She had a slim figure but was not generally considered tall, which presented difficulty in her modeling and acting career. Boufhal was, however, in the pilot for GRUBBS, a children's cookery program scheduled to be regularly on the Discovery Kids channel.
At 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m), and having a 28H chest, Boufhal was rejected by fashion houses for being too small and having an 'unusual' figure'.
FHM claimed Boufhal was "one to watch" of 2011, by popular demand was featured on the cover followed up with a spread.
The Daily Star claimed her to be "one of their biggest hits".
Boufhal is featured in a non-pictorial article in the June 2010 issue of Playboy United States.
In April 2009, Rio Ferdinand signed Boufhal up to his digital magazine #5 as his co-presenter. Boufhal has interviewed the likes of Danny Dyer, Alan Carr, Ashley Cole and Tamer Hassan. In April 2010, Boufhal interviewed the Inbetweeners for the third issue of 5 Magazine. Clips of the interviews can be seen at the official website.
In May 2010 she made her debut on MTV interviewing celebrities and super car collectors for the London Motor Museum.
Boufhal is currently the weekly "Bloke Counsellor" for Maxim UK, involving a heavy online presence.