Thursday 29 September 2016

Daniella Moyles: I haven't been to the gym in a year and a half

Published 23/04/2015 | 14:11

Daniella pictured in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys. Daniella wears hat (5), bikini top (€7), shorts (€7), sunglesses (€3), sandals (€10)
Daniella pictured in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys. Daniella wears hat (5), bikini top (€7), shorts (€7), sunglesses (€3), sandals (€10)

Blessed with one of the best bikini bodies in the business, model Daniella Moyles puts her figure down to being moderately healthy and not beating herself up about being indulgent.

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The Kildare native is more in demand than ever, having landed a number of coveted campaigns, including one for Brown Thomas’ lingerie rooms.

Daniella Moyles in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys which launched today. Daniella wears Bikini set (€5), shorts (€5), bag (€10), shoes (€9).
Daniella Moyles in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys which launched today. Daniella wears Bikini set (€5), shorts (€5), bag (€10), shoes (€9).

But, Daniella maintains that she is more relaxed about her figure now that she has gotten older and thanks genetics for keeping her in shape.

“I go through bouts where I’ll be healthy,” Daniella told Independent Style “I’ll have a good week sometimes where I workout loads, but generally I’m quite indulgent, I love wine and chocolate!”

Daniella pictured in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys. Daniella wears hat (5), bikini top (€7), shorts (€7), sunglesses (€3), sandals (€10)
Daniella pictured in the sizzling new summer collection from Penneys. Daniella wears hat (5), bikini top (€7), shorts (€7), sunglesses (€3), sandals (€10)

It helps that Daniella has an in depth knowledge of superfoods, having pioneered one of Dublin’s first ‘clean eateries’ - the Breakfast Club at Yogism.

Read more: Why not join Daniella Moyles at the Breakfast Club?

“I’m lucky, my dad is a chef, and I always had an interest in it myself. Knowledge about food is so useful and I find a lot of the time it comes naturally to make a healthy choice.”

The 26-year-old admits that a few years ago, she went so gung-ho with her fitness regime that she ended up turning her back on it entirely.

Daniella Moyles wearing Bluebella Vivienne Bra, Brief & Suspender as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.
Daniella Moyles wearing Bluebella Vivienne Bra, Brief & Suspender as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.

“I used to be very good in the gym. I was sticking to a programme, lifting heavy and I got so strong from it. But I got to a certain point where I was hating everything! I was sick of chicken, whey protein, calluses on my hands from weights… I completely stopped and for the last year and a half I've been really bad haven't been to the gym at all.”

However, her passion for exercise has been reignited recently thanks to a 28 day challenge that she came across online.

Daniella Moyles wearing Stella McCartney Lingerie Clara Whispering Bra, Brief as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.
Daniella Moyles wearing Stella McCartney Lingerie Clara Whispering Bra, Brief as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.
Teo Sutra wearing L'Agent Provacateur Bra, Brief & Daniella Moyles wearing Stella McCartney Lingerie Clara Whispering Bra, Brief,Stella McCartney Lingerie Clara Whispering Robe as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.
Daniella Moyles wears a Stella McCartney Lingerie Clara Whispering Chemise (€215) and Teo wears a Myla Isabella Robe (€420) with Myla Isabella Camisole (€165) and Myla Isabella French Knickers (€110) from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas. Picture: Photocall
Daniella Moyles wears Dolce Gabbana Black and White Polka Dot Dress, €1,990
Daniella's food journey has led her to open her own establishment. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Daniella Moyles with DJ boyfriend Dara Quilty
Daniella Moyles at the fifth birthday of Crystals and Co Jewellery at The Candlelight Bar in Dundrum Town Centre. Picture: Brian McEvoy
(L to r) Teo Sutra wearing Heidi Klum Intimates Valerie Chilli Pepper Chemise, Bra, Bikini & Daniella Moyles wearing Bluebella Vivienne Bra, Brief & Suspender as part of a showcase of Valentines Day Lingerie looks from the Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas.

“It’s an easy and doable challenge and it makes me feel so much better. Since my first day I found myself smiling and happy, just from the change of lifestyle. I’ll probably keep going with the gym no, just not like I did before.”

Even though she is often required to pose in front of press and photographers in her smalls, Daniella insists that she refuses to feel pressured by body image..

“I’m so lucky with whatever way I've been brought  up -I don’t beat myself up. There's enough things to be worrying about and I wouldn’t get bogged down with a bad picture or a bad comment.”

“I’m really lucky that modelling work keeps coming in, it’s been the reluctant renewal of a career. I had planned to leave it but now it’s just something I do when the work comes in, I’ve got some really good campaigns recently so I’m a little bit more able to turn down more of the commercial stuff.”

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