When she was fourteen, Daisy Lowe found out her father was rock star Gavin Rossdale after her mother admitted to a one night stand with the Bush front man. Daisy might be known as Rossdale’s estranged daughter in the States, but overseas, she’s made a name for herself in modeling and fashion.
With her upcoming Playboy spread, she will undoubtedly shoot to fame, so we figured we might as well get to know her better.
She’s Known for Her “Curves”: She’s 5’10 and only 125 pounds, but apparently, that’s obese on the runway. Since fourteen, Lowe has modeled for Chanel, Burberry, Converse, and French Connection. But she wasn’t always comfortable with her body. Lowe said: “It’s taken me seven years to get to the point where I can be comfortable with not being as thin as the rest of them.” Hide, Daisy, hide. Because about a million women want to slap you right now.
She Says She Hates Being Naked, But She Loves It: For a fashion model, Lowe sure does rarely wear clothes. Daisy shot a racy spread for Esquire UK last year and said of her decision: “It felt like a dirty one-night stand the next morning…it was like, ‘What did I do? I was sober! And it was daytime! And I just took all my clothes off!’ I made a choice after that to go ‘clothes on’.”
And then she decided to do Playboy. What do Brits think Playboy is, a video gaming magazine? Because I’m pretty sure the dress code at the Playboy office is naked casual. Naked conference room meetings. Naked lunch breaks. Naked firings.
She Outed Lindsay Lohan: Back in 2008, Lindsay began a tumultuous relationship with Samantha Ronson—her first relationship with a woman (or something close to it). At the time, Lowe was dating SamRo’s brother, Mark. Daisy told the press: “I met Sam and Lindsay for the first time…Lindsay is really down to earth. Her and Sam make a lovely couple – they seem really happy.” She continued: “Their relationship is totally genuine. And they’re just so sweet together.”
She Forced Her Mom to Reveal Her Dad’s Identity: Daisy grew up thinking her father was her mother’s ex-husband, Bronner Lowe. But when she was fourteen, Daisy found out neither Bronner nor her mom, Pearl, shared her O-type blood. Her misconception of blood type inheritance made Daisy confront her mother about the identity of her real dad. Turns out Pearl banged Gavin Rossdale one night fourteen years ago. Daisy and Pearl’s lawyers set up a paternity test, but Rossdale refused it at first. Finally, he agreed, and the results confirmed HE WAS THE FATHER (my best Maury Povich impression).
She Found Love at Coachella: Why am I not surprised that this little hippie met her boyfriend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? Lowe started dating actor Matt Smith after meeting him at Coachella in 2010. They split after just a few weeks but soon got back together in true celebrity fashion. Matt stars in the British series Doctor Who, which he received a BAFTA nomination for.