Well, well, well. What have we here? Turns out Design Star finalist Lonni Paul sometimes goes by “Lonnie” with an “e” and originally hailed from the Partridge Family as well. Well, not that Partridge Family, but a family named Partridge. Why is that important, you ask? Because check out Lonnie-with-an-e Partridge:
Back when Lonni was still a Partridge and before she added the “e,” she also did some modeling:
Isn’t she a total ringer for Princess Di in that last shot??
I don’t quite get the “sometimes with an ‘e’, sometimes without the ‘e’, sometimes a ‘Paul’, sometimes a ‘Partridge'” thing, but rumor has it, Lonni/Lonnie is a tad secretive about her other lives. Some Design Star contestants have told me she refused to tell them her maiden name, presumably because she didn’t want them to be able to track down photos from her modeling days. It’s a mystery why you’d be all secretive about something like that when two clicks on the Interwebs will pretty much grant anyone that information if they cared to look. (Gawd knows, with all that shushing going on, was I not forced to investigate?) Besides, if I had a rockin’ bod like Lonni did, I’d probably be passing out buttons with my pictures on them. Look at me! I was HOT!