Jakki became famous when, at her mother’s encouragement, she entered and won the inaugural Max Powermagazine babes competition. Following this she became a Page 3 girl for The Sun newspaper, and was voted “greatest ever Page 3 girl” in 2001. She has posed topless and semi-nude for lad mags such as Front.
Degg took a break from topless modeling, preferring to remain more covered up. Jakki returned to page 3 of The Sun in August 2006 after a four-year absence.
Jakki has appeared on television several times. She had a small role in the drama Is Harry on the Boat? (Sky One) and played the lead in the short film Remember My Dream, directed by Joao Costa Menezes. She was also a stand-in for the tv show The Games but was not used. She wielded a shotgun on Channel 4′s Banzai as viewers were encouraged to wager on how many balloons she would pop with it.
Degg won the Page 3 model charity special edition of BBC1′s The Weakest Link, beating Leilani Dowding in the sudden death round, with her winnings going to the RSPCA. However, her appearance on the show’s 1,000th episode was short lived, as she was the first contestant eliminated on a countback.
In 2004 she won the Celebrity 24 Hour Quiz on ITV with her winnings also going to the RSPCA.
She also starred in The Poker Academy, and the American film Eurotrip.