STRIPPED BARE: Ex-footballer's wife strips off to convey healthy eating message

Jullie Neville sells her message as she prepares to open a new store

Jullie Neville sells her message as she prepares to open a new store

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JULIE Neville wanted customers to know the naked truth of her devotion to vegetarianism – so she figured the ‘au naturel’ look was the perfect recipe for success.

The mother-of-two, from Rawtenstall, stripped off as she prepared to open her own health food store in Manchester’s Arndale Centre this weekend.

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And with the support of her ex-footballer husband Phil, the 39-year-old’s goal is to convince the masses of the benefits of organic and additive-free produce.

Naked lifesize cardboard cut-outs of the former Burnley St Hilda’s girl will be used to promote her inaugural WinNaturally store in the city’s Halle Square mall.

Julie, nee Killelea, a company secretary for her family construction firm before marrying former England defender Phil, said: “Nowadays people are always looking for quick fixes, be it ready meals, weight loss or recovering from an illness.

“They are too keen to put food and chemicals into their body without thinking about the long-term consequences. The idea behind this was to highlight there are ways to be the way we want to be, but naturally, the way nature intended.

“I was nervous about stripping for the camera but I felt it captured the essence of WinNaturally.”

The couple, who lived together in Crawshawbooth before relocating to Hale, became vegetarians after Julie suffered a serious complication following the birth of her second daughter, Isabella.

Now the Nevilles also advocate natural alternatives to conventional medicines. Their company and its sports nutrition range also has tie-ups with a number of Premier League and Championship clubs.

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11:06am Tue 12 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

No!

She strips off to promote her 2 businesses!!!!
No! She strips off to promote her 2 businesses!!!! It's a spade!
  • Score: 14

11:06am Tue 12 Aug 14

woolywords says...

And just why, do you need to get naked, to promote vegetables, as it sets a dangerous precedent, for the competition?
Anyone want to imagine, a certain Whalley Range greengrocer, naked?
Thought not.
And just why, do you need to get naked, to promote vegetables, as it sets a dangerous precedent, for the competition? Anyone want to imagine, a certain Whalley Range greengrocer, naked? Thought not. woolywords
  • Score: 11

12:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

rudis_dad says...

I've never yet met a vegetablist who looks healthy. Not natural, I tells ya!!
I've never yet met a vegetablist who looks healthy. Not natural, I tells ya!! rudis_dad
  • Score: -1

1:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

darwenTower says...

Cheap publicity stunt. Typical WAG.
Cheap publicity stunt. Typical WAG. darwenTower
  • Score: 10

2:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

glossopkid says...

Not bad at all!!!
Not bad at all!!! glossopkid
  • Score: 2

2:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Something Vague says...

The trouble with Vegetarianism/altern
ative healthy food is that it does not promote what a person requires in the way of replacement foods. Yes, fresh vegetables are great for you diet, but by cutting out meat, you are getting no protein in your system which is equally as important.
The amount of so called 'vegetarians' who don't know beans hold protein is ridiculous.

This WAG is just using her status to promote her own business which will be finished in six months when the next 'in thing' comes along
The trouble with Vegetarianism/altern ative healthy food is that it does not promote what a person requires in the way of replacement foods. Yes, fresh vegetables are great for you diet, but by cutting out meat, you are getting no protein in your system which is equally as important. The amount of so called 'vegetarians' who don't know beans hold protein is ridiculous. This WAG is just using her status to promote her own business which will be finished in six months when the next 'in thing' comes along Something Vague
  • Score: -1

4:25pm Tue 12 Aug 14

hasslem hasslem says...

To paraphrase of Mrs Merton "....so, tell me Julie - what first attracted you to millionaire Phil?"

i wonder if she is getting her oats?

never trust a vegetarian
To paraphrase of Mrs Merton "....so, tell me Julie - what first attracted you to millionaire Phil?" i wonder if she is getting her oats? never trust a vegetarian hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

goz says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
To paraphrase of Mrs Merton "....so, tell me Julie - what first attracted you to millionaire Phil?"

i wonder if she is getting her oats?

never trust a vegetarian
I don't think her family are short of a few bob !!!!!

http://www.killelea.
co.uk/
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: To paraphrase of Mrs Merton "....so, tell me Julie - what first attracted you to millionaire Phil?" i wonder if she is getting her oats? never trust a vegetarian[/p][/quote]I don't think her family are short of a few bob !!!!! http://www.killelea. co.uk/ goz
  • Score: 2

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