Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the original "it girl", has become a household name since she first came to the attention of the media in 1996. After four memorable years as a columnist for The Sunday Times and a weekly page in Closer magazine, she continues to contribute to titles such as GQ, The Observer, Harpers & Queen, the Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, Tatler, InStyle, eve and The Times. Over the past two years (since winning Fame Academy), Tara has been working on her album Flawed. She has hosted the reality show Dirty Cows (for Living TV) and recently presented The Underdog Show with Mark Durden-Smith (also for Living TV). She also took part in the first ever Express Eventing Championship at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff at the end of November 2008. This year, Tara has signed a two-book deal with Macmillan for two fictional novels; she is currently working on the first! Her tongue-in-cheek self-help book, The Naughty Girl's Guide to Life, is now out in paperback.