Art Teacher Who Resigned After Topless Pictures Went Viral Picks Up Boxing

A former art teacher who resigned from Harrow School, a posh all-boys boarding school in the UK, after topless photos of her went viral in 2011, is picking up the combat gloves.

Thirty-seven-year-old Joanne Salley, a former Miss Northern Ireland and runner up of Miss UK Pageant, will be participating in women’s Boodles Boxing Ball, a biennial charity event for well-heeled Londoners. 2013’s rendition attracted the likes of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Pippa Middleton, and Prince Harry.

She will go head-to-head with Danielle ‘the Grim’ Raper on Saturday, in a bid to raise funds for neuroblastoma, a cancer that predominately affects children, according to the Daily Mail.

Photo: via Daily Mail.

Photo: via Daily Mail.

Salley, who dated retired English rugby star Matt Dawson, resigned from Harrow School after students found a memory stick containing provocative pictures of her taken by a fellow teacher and photographer Fiona Corthine, which subsequently went viral.

“She was topless,” one student in the sixth form (the equivalent of the 12th grade in the US) of the £34,000-a-year prep school said around the time of her resignation, according to the Daily Mail. “Everyone already thought Miss Salley was a babe anyway so naturally the photo went round the school like wildfire.”

Prior to her stint at the Harrow School teaching art, rowing, and cross-country running, Salley was a tutor, nabbed a foundation degree in Art and Design at the University of Ulster, and specialized in Jewelry-making and silversmithing.

The Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter of Elizabeth I. Notable alumni include actor Benedict Cumberbatch, singer James Blunt, and several British prime ministers including Winston Churchill.

 

 

 


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