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Holly Carpenter in talks to write for Unilad following Snapchat success

Sharon McGowan

Published 01/07/2015 | 07:39

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Holly Carpenter at the Best of Dublin awards at Kilmainham. Pic: Justin Farrelly.

She's one of Ireland's busiest models, but Holly Carpenter looks set to branch out into the world of writing as she revealed she's in talks to work for a top entertainment website.

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Since her What She's Really Saying on Snapchat blog post went viral a few months ago, the model has been in high demand and now UK site UniLad is keen to add the former Miss Ireland to their team.

"I'm meeting up with them soon and it's going to be exciting to get to do a bit of writing. There's nothing set in stone yet but it could be something down the line," Holly told the Diary.

The website, which is aimed at young men, has over six million likes on Facebook and the Dubliner said she would love to work for a company with such a big fan base.

"I think I ended up appealing to a male sense of humour as well and I think for them to have a girl writing for them and giving their point of view could be funny," she said.

The brunette beauty, who is currently on holiday with model bestie Thalia Heffernan in sunny Bulgaria, admitted she has had to be more careful about what she shares on Snapchat now after making her profile public.

"It's almost dangerous when I'm on a night out," she said.

"I really need to think about what I put up and I'm definitely starting to be a bit more careful now. The [fans] are from all over the world."

While she's as busy as ever with modelling, Raheny native Holly also has her set her sights on carving out a career in broadcasting.

The beauty queen, who first got her fix of being on the small screen when she competed in reality show Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model two years ago, is keen to try her hand at presenting.

"I love TV work. I did a short acting course in the Gaiety and a presenting course too, just to break down some barriers, because I used to get quite shy on camera," she said recently.

"Now, when I do the fashion slots on Xpose and Ireland AM, even though it's still modelling, it's about getting used to being around cameras and I'm definitely more comfortable with it now."

The reality TV star is looking to the future and making plans in case her modelling work dries up.

"TV is very exciting and it has a great atmosphere, it's definitely something that I'd like to get into.

"Plus, it doesn't have as much of a shelf-life as modelling," Holly added.


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