By Josh Saunders
The Ms UK titleholder claims to be one of the ‘deadliest models’ in the world having became a profession rally driver, trained in combat, weapons and more.
Kerri Parker, 34, from Norwich, East Anglia, is compared to Wonder Woman due to her impressive skills that are more akin to a secret agent than a model.
She’s trained to use rifles to small arms, swords, knives and nunchuks, as well as knowing jiujitsu, Korean martial arts, hand combat, a soon to be black belt in karate and more.
Her expertise has led her to pursue a career as a stunt double, with her claiming to be a Bond girl body double, Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, and more.
Awarded Ms UK 2018 among a string of other modelling titles, the self-proclaimed ‘bad-ass’ prefers to spend her time free climbing, scuba diving, horse-riding and recently professional rally car racing.
She switched her days as a Formula grid girl for being on the track and entered her first competition last weekend among racers travelling over 120mph.
The former Royal Medical Corp’s field medic hopes it will allow her more opportunities in the Hollywood stunt world – which she claims typically features ‘men in wigs’ rather than women.
Kerri said: “I spend my life driving fast cars, riding horses, climbing, working with weapons, fighting and beating up the boys.
“A movie role where i could do them all like that is my end goal, I would love to double for someone like Wonder Woman for all of her skills and weapons
“I’m now going for my black belt in both karate and in Korean style Kuk Sool Won.
“I train in Viking KAPAP street defence, which is how to put someone down with your bare hands, and I also do jujitsu which is very lethal.
“I am training in a variety of weapons – bo staff, knives, swords, nunchukas and also do fencing.
“I also am firearms trained – rifles and small arms and am about to start my firearms for film where we fire blanks on set, which is dangerous and I will fire real weapons in my training.
“Everyone tells me I’m a ‘bad ass,’ all my friends call me Wonder Woman or Lara Croft.
“When I was younger I never could have imagined I would be doing this right now. I’m still Ms UK and never would have imagined my life this way now.”
Kerri took part in her first professional race this weekend at the Wethersfield Rally Stage on a MOD airbase, with competitors racing 12 laps, consisting of two for each of the six stages.
She came 42 out of 58, one of only two female racers that took to the track along the base’s landing strip, around airfields, bomb shelters, and more.
Kerri says the experience was ‘very different’ from her six months of professional training at Silverstone learning all of the manoeuvres, safe drifting and more.
She said: “It was weird to know how quickly you can go around corners. You’re having instructions fired at your every two seconds.
“With it being my first time, I was doing around 80mph around the corners, but saw Subarus doing god knows what speed.
“I also saw several cars crashed into trees and poles.
“It can be pretty terrifying. A lot of people die from rally fires from the cars.”
Kerri believes the additional skill will help her to land large Hollywood roles in the stunt world.
She added: “I would love to do a Fast and the Furious film that would be cool.
“There aren’t many girls who race in the film industry, if I’m able to do all this I’ll get a lot of work, often they use guys in wigs.”