Miss Universe 2014 - Judge - Lisa Vanderpump
MissUniverse
  • Profile

Lisa Vanderpump

BIO

Lisa Vanderpump has become the breakout star of the hit Bravo TV series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. On the show, viewers can see her hosting dinner parties and running her popular Beverly Hills restaurant, Villa Blanca, with what can best be termed “easy elegance.” Fans can also catch Lisa on her spinoff show, “Vanderpump Rules", which centers around her West Hollywood eatery SUR, as well as her latest culinary endeavor PUMP on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Robertson, in the heart of WeHo.
Lisa loved acting as a child and was a full-time drama student by the age of nine starring in numerous films and television shows. She made her film debut in the 1973 dramedy, "A Touch of Class", playing the daughter of Glenda Jackson. She also appeared on the television series "Silk Stalkings" and as Margo Curtis on the hit series "Baywatch Nights". Lisa was featured prominently in '80s music videos "Poison Arrow" by the band ABC and was a hit in the video "(What) In The Name of Love" by the duo Naked Eyes. She was also featured in the Lady Gaga music video for "G.U.Y." in March 2014.
Lisa was living in London, the English Countryside and the South of France, when she came back to Beverly Hills 10 years ago. Since returning to the United Sates, Lisa has been working in many different arenas. As mentioned she has opened three very successful restaurants; designing all of their combined 27 restaurants, bars and clubs located in London and SoCal and has thoroughly enjoyed doing so. One of Lisa's motto in life is find something that you love to do and then you won’t have to work a day in your life.
Lisa and husband Ken have been steadfast advocates for the LGBT community going back to the last century with the opening of their prestigious Shadow Lounge, the first gay cocktail lounge situated in the heart of the SoHo district back in 2001. Since its opening it has become one of London’s most popular gay venues.

Lisa is also a spokesperson for GLAAD, worked with the Desert AIDS Project, when she was named “Queen of the White Party Palm Springs” and when she received an ICON Award from its producer, Jeffrey Sanker. She also plays an active part in the Trevor Project and has worked with the L.A Gay & Lesbian Center concerning homeless LGBT youth, has conducted fundraising for Susan G. Komen in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month and recently led this year’s 30th annual Aids Walk Los Angeles, cutting the starting ribbon for over 25,000 walkers.

Lisa and Ken have been married for 32 years and have two children. Lisa has a great passion for life and she has tried to instill that in her children; Pandora 28 and Max 22. As Lisa said, "I’ve really adored being a mother, my children have grown so I’ve filled my nest with 8 four legged furry friends. They are the loves of my life.