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Coleen McLoughlin in LG Mobile latest ad

LONDON - Coleen McLoughlin has landed a £500,000 contract to advertise LG Mobile's new touch pad slide mobile phone.

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The Liverpudlian footballer's wife-to-be is now reported to be worth £6m in publishing and advertising after deals with the likes of Asda.

LG's new mobile is being dubbed the Chocolate phone and comes in a number of different models.

The 20-year-old fiancee to Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney appears in the ad dressed as a sultry secretary holding the new sleek mobile phone. Famous for her shopping, flamboyant dress sense and signature velour tracksuits the photographs are a dramatic image change.

Launched in South Korea in November last year, the LG Chocolate mobile phone sold 1,000 handsets a day for 30 days. The phone will be available in the UK from the beginning of May. LG are hoping that the new handset will power European sales growth for 2006.

An LG spokeswoman said: "Coleen was a natural choice for the launch of the LG Chocolate phone. She is stylish, everyone can identify with her." 

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