WAG No. 25: Melanie Slade
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Back in 2006, seventeen-year-old Melanie Slade was a modest young student who worked a Saturday job at a ‘Claire’s’ shop. On what you would hope is a rare trip to the girl’s accessories emporium, Theo Walcott spotted Mel, and made her WAG royalty on the spot. A few short months later, she was hanging out with Posh Spice at the World Cup, as the youngest member of the England WAG team.
Melanie, who is pictured above at last night’s prestigious Perfume Shop Nose of the Year Awards, has since achieved two Bs and a C at A-Level and devoted herself to a life of charidee: she is the face of a recent cancer research campaign and she also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for various good causes. ‘I’m not your typical WAG,’ says the young blonde, who has no formal occupation and recently took delivery of a £10k diamond ring.
In addition to her impressive collection of over 100 handbags, Melanie treasures the VW Beetle Theo bought her for her birthday. Its personal number plate reads ‘M4T’, which stands for ‘Melanie for Theo’. Expect to see it in the car park at West Brom, or wherever the striker gets loaned out this season.
Spoiler bonus: In a News of the World interview last year, Melanie insisted she doesn’t want to “just go shopping all the time, wear designer clothes and have expensive haircuts and manicures.” So here’s a video of her bragging about all the stuff she’s bought, while wearing designer clothes and having an expensive haircut and manicure: