19 Facts About Katie Waissel


Katie Waissel was born on 27 January 1986 and is an English singer-songwriter who came into the public eye when she finished seventh in the seventh series of The X Factor.


Katie Waissel is known for being a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother 18, where she finished in eighth place.


In mid-to-late 2009, Waissel starred in an interactive, online reality show Green Eyed World, sponsored by Sprite.


Katie Waissel has been on tour with East 17 and Andy Abraham Sometime after the show, Katie Waissel performed in Hollywood for Paris Hilton together with friend and fellow contestant X Factor Storm Lee.


Katie Waissel then sang At Last by Etta James, and was put through to bootcamp by Cheryl and Simon Cowell.


Katie Waissel fell to pieces when performing the song "Smile" in front of Cheryl and will.


Katie Waissel managed to avoid the bottom three this week and secured a place to the third week, where she sang "I Wan'na Be Like You".


The result went to deadlock this time, but Katie Waissel was announced as safe when it was revealed that Belle Amie had the fewest votes.


Katie Waissel was in the final showdown again the next week after performing "Don't Speak" but was saved by a majority vote over Treyc Cohen when Cole refused to vote against either acts of hers but wanted to vote last to send the result to deadlock but wasn't allowed to.


Voting statistics revealed that Cohen received more votes than Katie Waissel meaning if Cole was allowed to send the result to deadlock, Cohen would have been saved.


Katie Waissel was in the final showdown for a third successive week when she sang "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", and this had been the fourth time Katie Waissel had been in the final showdown.


On 17 March 2012 Katie Waissel released her self-titled debut album on Chamberlain Records, which consists of recordings from her time on Green Eyed World.


In May 2013, Red Velvet released their first song for free download, entitled "I'm Fine", about Katie Waissel's failed marriage to Alphonso, adding a message on her Twitter page thanking her fans for their support.


Katie Waissel competed in Celebrity Big Brother 18 in 2016.


Fellow Housemate Christopher Biggins was removed after making a racist joke about the Holocaust towards Katie Waissel, who is Jewish.


Katie Waissel was evicted on Day 27, finishing in eighth place.


Katie Waissel made two appearances in Vanderpump Rules as herself in Series 4 Episode 1 at Scheana Shay's decade themed 30th birthday party, alongside Kristen Doute.


In September 2012, Katie Waissel married male model Brad Alphonso; they divorced after two months of marriage.


In 2021, Katie Waissel won a scholarship and completed the postgraduate law course at BPP University.