Ireland's first Page Three model erases the past
Published 25/09/2011 | 05:00
SHE'S Ireland's first Page Three model, who won herself legions of fans with her busty glamour shoots and outspoken opinions.
But in a sharp turn away from her glamour-girl past, Claire Tully has erased all evidence of her connection with Irish fans.
Her social networking accounts have been deleted, including Twitter and Facebook, and a fan site dedicated to the topless model is now gone.
As one fan who took to the internet to find where his favourite glamour model had disappeared to explained: "She deleted her Facebook fan page and personal page and own website. Just like that, erased from existence."
But the Trinity graduate, who has a degree in biochemistry, refused to be drawn on why she has made such drastic efforts to delete her past.
Ms Tully, who moved to Portugal at the end of last year to live with her then boyfriend, Irish footballer Padraig Amond, is now believed to be living in the UK.
"I have a new life now. I'm not interested in all that anymore. I'm done with all of that.
"Life goes on. People change. I could have had a baby, for all you know. You just don't know."
The 26-year-old also refused to say where she was living now and what had become of her life since she turned her back on glamour modelling.
"I'm not going to be drawn on what I'm doing now or where I am living. I don't feel obliged to tell people, it's my life and that's my choice.
"The only people I speak to back home are my family and my friends, and they are the only people who need to know about me now."
The former Page Three girl has previously spoken out
about modelling and how it was not an "easy lifestyle".
"Girls write to me saying they admire me so much, but they are only seeing the glamourised version of the job."
The Dubliner rose to prominence in 2008 when she entered FHM magazine's 'High Street Honeys' competition and impressed with her blonde hair and 30E assets.
She was chosen as a contestant for RTE's summer reality show Failte Towers in 2008, but there was also some controversy for the model when three Irish breast cancer charities refused to accept money she was raising for the cause through her reality TV debut.
However, she went on to raise money for breast cancer charities through fundraising nights and other activities.