'Don't let my fashion choices or very tiny cleavage distract from what I was there to highlight' - Daniella Moyles' responds to criticism of TV3 appearance
Published 10/03/2016 | 10:44
Daniella Moyles was forced to defend herself on Twitter last night after a barrage of criticism for wearing a revealing outfit on the 7 O’Clock show on Wednesday.
The top model (26) raised eyebrows after opting for a cherry red jumpsuit with a plunging neckline for TV3’s magazine-style chat show.
But while she was there to talk about her recent charity trip to The Lebanon with Concern, it was her eye-catching ensemble that set social media alight instead.
One viewer fumed: “Daniella looks an absolute disgrace! Not right for a family show. Safe to say my dinner is ruined. #inappropriate.”
Another one said it wasn’t her right choice of outfit for pre-watershed and remarked how Daniella “wasn’t in Coppers now.”
At one point, Daniella sent viewers’ blood pressure sky-high after revealing even a little more of her chest area than she may have intended while she was talking.
Sitting on the couch beside John Sheahan from The Dubliners, viewers remarked how he did a “fine job” of not looking down at the pretty model beside him.
However, she took it all in her stride when challenged on Twitter about her daring ensemble, which came from Pretty Little Things.
“Didn’t realised. My mam won’t be happy either #woodenspoon.”
Asked about John’s studied pose, she remarked: “Stop! He’s a gentleman. My fault, should have brought some tape!”
On Thursday night Daniella took to Twitter with a more sober message.
She wrote, "I understand that there's easy press to be made here but don't let my fashion choices or my very tiny cleavage distract from what I was there to highlight.
"I saw one woman comment on an image of me that money can't buy class. Firstly I'm smashed until pay day thank you very much but after I make my donation to Concern I will be sure to look into that.
"Grateful that this is my biggest problem today.
"I don't have to deal with no running water or deciding whether or not to sell my body to provide for my starving child. I am safe, healthy and happy and privileged to be so."
Daniella included a link to Concern.net and requested donations.
A TV3 spokeswoman said that the station had received "quite a few complaints" about the revealing outfit, but also some positive responses supporting the model's ensemble.
The Spin 103 DJ is one of our best-known models and social media stars and recently started her own travel blog called The Travel Two.
She’s currently dating fellow radio presenter Dara Quilty from 98fm.