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Bonnie Ryan wants to be the "Irish Rihanna"

Published 19/06/2013 | 07:38

Bonnie Ryan performs with her band at Grand Social Bar with family members in the audience, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Ryan
Bonnie Ryan performs with her band at Grand Social Bar with family members in the audience, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Ryan
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Bonnie Ryan performs with her band at Grand Social Bar with family members in the audience, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Ryan
Bonnie Ryan, Lottie Ryan
Bonnie Ryan

Gerry's daughter is channeling some of the superstar's reggae tones in her upcoming album.

BONNIE RYAN hopes to become Ireland's answer to pop sensation Rihanna. The 20-year-old daughter of late broadcaster Gerry Ryan says she would love to channel some of RiRi's sexy 'reggaeton' vibe into her upcoming album.

Bonnie, who writes her own music, has graduated from Ballymun College of Music and is a big fan of the Diamonds singer. "I absolutely adore Rihanna, I'm obsessed with her and think everything she does is amazing," she told The Herald.

"She's a big inspiration for me and I think I have some of that reggae sound in my music. Love Me Now is my favourite of my own songs and I think it's quite 'vibe-y'. It's a great song to dance to. I'm also a big fan of Beyonce," she added.

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"A lot of my friends are heading off for the whole summer but I want to spend some time working on my album. When I started at music college, I found it really difficult writing my own lyrics but it got easier and I really enjoy it," she said.

With elder sister Lottie carving out a broadcasting career and Rex about to graduate from the Gaiety School of Acting, Bonnie admits: "we all like performing."

Bonnie has just returned from a holiday in New York. "I was there for a week with one of my friends. It was my sixth time there, I

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