University of Leeds
19 September 1984 (age 31) (
Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK
The Laura Shields Show
Laura Shields (born 19 September 1984) is an English model and beauty pageant titleholder. Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester and brought up in neighbouring Rochdale, to a Sri Lankan mother and an English father. She was signed to Elite Modelling Agency before her 15th birthday but is no longer a signed model at the agency. Shields became Miss UK International and represented the UK in Miss International 2004, placing in the top 10, and was the 3rd runner up in Miss Europe 2005. She was a model on the NBC show Deal or No Deal, holding case number 22 for season 2. She was listed in Stuff magazine's 101 sexiest women online in 2005 and has appeared in numerous magazines.
Shields stopped modelling to concentrate on school, earning a master's degree in chemical engineering from Leeds University. She is a member of the high-IQ society Mensa.