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||La Toya Jackson
||Gary, Indiana, in the USA, but now lives in Los Angeles
||Recording Artist & Writer
La Toya was born into the world-famous Jackson family,
known for their music. However she originally wanted to study business
law (or work in McDonalds!), believing that the family should have
someone legally qualified within it. Her father had other ideas
though, and she began performing in her teens, going-on to form
a band with her two sisters briefly by the time she was 23. They
never actually recorded anything together.
Having subsequently made her name in music, La Toya – who
has released ten solo albums and has another on the way –
turned to acting, writing and modelling. She famously posed for
Playboy magazine in 1989, which made for their best-selling issue
at the time. She has also performed in Moulin Rouge, Paris, and
written a book.
La Toya claims never to have used her fame to get anything, but
in the same breath she says that she can't live without bottled
water, clean sheets, paper towels and tissues. A bit of a diva,
she reportedly asked the show's producers not to film her before
she had put make-up on in the mornings. Her brother Jermaine, who
appeared on the show in 2007, should perhaps have warned her that
there are no such privileges.
Dog owner La Toya has a severe phobia of cats due to a relative
being attacked by one when she was young. She loves apple tart but
is allergic to peaches, and her favourite food is smoked salmon.
She dislikes any white foods such as mashed potato or rice, and
is not a fan of chocolate or cheese either.
She describes herself as 'a red bottle of wine that ages gracefully;
the older it is, the better it gets' and says of her Celebrity Big
Brother 6 experience: ”It's going to be great because I still
don’t know the world, I have been sheltered”.
Game Status/ Position: La Toya Jackson came 7th Overall (out of
11), lasting twenty days in the game.
La Toya was evicted at the 4th Eviction of Celebrity Big Brother
6 on Wednesday the 21st of January 2009 (Day 20) two days before
the Finale, when fans were voting for a winner. She had received the lowest
number of votes in the public vote, 6.6%, although please see this
article for a more accurate % figure. The other contenders at the time
were Ben, Coolio, Terry, Tommy, Ulrika and Verne. It was a double eviction
and Tommy followed La Toya out the door, leaving the other five contestants
to face the Finale. La Toya did not face eviction during her time in the
1st (Day 5) - At the First Round of nominations,
HoH Terry nominated Ben, Lucy and Ulrika, but Ben was subsequently saved
by his peers and the other two faced the 1st Eviction. So, La Toya escaped
being nominated at the first round.