Viva Lass Ve­gas

Pos­ing naked in the desert near the casino city is no prob­lem, writes Erin McWhirter

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EMILY Scott has proven her­self to be one mean mar­ket­ing and pub­lic­ity ma­chine. The Danc­ing with the Stars con­tes­tant is a gos­sip colum­nist’s dream, hav­ing made an im­pact for pos­ing naked in the desert near Las Ve­gas, dat­ing Lit­tle Bri­tain star David Wal­liams and ap­pear­ing in a Rob­bie Wil­liams video clip.

Scott, 26, who is com­bin­ing work as a model and DJ with her role on Danc­ing With the Stars, has lost a de­gree of pri­vacy as a re­sult of her me­dia ap­pear­ances.

Im­ages of Scott and Wal­liams were splashed across Bri­tish tabloids dur­ing their in­ter­lude, for ex­am­ple, but the model seems un­af­fected by the hype.

‘‘He (Wal­liams) was ob­vi­ously get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion at the time and I just didn’t pay much at­ten­tion to it,’’ she says.

‘‘(I met him) af­ter one of the shows I had been in. He’s re­ally great, he’s re­ally ro­man­tic and his fam­ily is beau­ti­ful and I be­came re­ally close to them. I like to laugh and do be­lieve you can’t take life or your­self too se­ri­ously.’’

That also goes for strip­ping for photo shoots and porn sites that flash up when Scott’s name is typed into search en­gines.

‘‘They (nude shoots) weren’t some­thing I had an is­sue with, I was not shy about stuff like that,’’ she says mat­ter-of-factly.

As for be­ing linked to porn on the in­ter­net, she says: ‘‘If you’re in the pub­lic eye, whether you’re an ac­tress or a model or in TV in any way, you’re prob­a­bly go­ing to find your­self on those sites at some point.’’

Scott has been spending up to 15 hours a week learn­ing dance moves and build­ing on her fit­ness, but re­mains un­sure how long she can last in the Chan­nel 7 show.

‘‘I don’t think I’ve ever done enough train­ing. Maybe if I train for three years,’’ says Scott, who is danc­ing with Michael Miziner.

‘‘I am feel­ing ner­vous, but there have been no bro­ken bones, just a few blis­ters.’’

Stars in her eyes: Emily Scott, with dance part­ner Michael Miziner, is not fazed by pub­lic­ity.

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