Saturday 3 December 2016

Jess Redden reveals the secrets to her six-pack - daily workouts and a 6am start

Sean O'Grady

Published 08/06/2016 | 07:27

Jess Redden, pictured with model pal Thalia Heffernan, launch the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas
Jess Redden, pictured with model pal Thalia Heffernan, launch the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas
Rob Kearney and girlfriend Jess Redden
Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden is celebrating Christmas in Dubai. Picture: Instagram
Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden in Dubai. Picture: Instagram
Jess Redden and Rob Kearney pictured at the 2016 Leinster Ball
Rob Kearney and girlfriend Jess Redden. Photo: Press 22
Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden is celebrating Christmas in Dubai. Picture: Instagram
Model Jess Redden launches the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas

Jess Redden has opened up about the secrets to her killer figure - daily workouts.

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The 22-year-old model has been dating Irish rugby star Rob Kearney (30) for the last two years and has embraced her newfound body confidence after modelling in lingerie for the first time last month.

And her six-pack doesn't come easy.

"I work out almost everyday. Not that I go the gym seven days a week, but I work out six or seven days," she said.

Jess Redden launches the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas
Jess Redden launches the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas

"I go there Monday to Friday before work and then the other days I would do a run outside.

"I also do boxing, pilates and yoga. I wake up really early, six usually. Especially with the longer days.

"I'm trying to cook at home more often as well, that was one of my New Year's resolutions, so that takes up a bit of time."

Redden, who will be returning to UCD to study Pharmacy in September, said she felt at ease having some of her catwalk colleagues including Sarah Morrissey and Thalia Heffernan with her as they opened Brown Thomas' lingerie rooms and is speaking for the first time about the shoot as she didn't give interviews on the day.

Model Jess Redden launches the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas
Model Jess Redden launches the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas

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"It was really good. I was kind of apprehensive about doing it, but I loved it. I'm really happy I did it.

"I think it helped that all the other girls were with me.

"If it had just been me on my own I probably would have freaked out a little bit more.

Jess Redden and Rob Kearney pictured at the 2016 Leinster Ball
Jess Redden and Rob Kearney pictured at the 2016 Leinster Ball

"I remember shaking like a leaf when I was going in and Thalia grabbed my hand and she was like, 'Girl, you're okay.' She's so nice.

"That was reassuring and then you kind of get into the swing of it and when it's over you're like, 'oh no, I want to keep going'."

The Dundrum native is jetting to Barbados in July with her boyfriend, where they're planning a 10-day stay at Sandy Lane Resort alongside other rugby couples next month. Before then, she'll be jetting to New York with her pals.

"I'm going with all my school friends. We've booked a hotel for a week," she said.

Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden is celebrating Christmas in Dubai. Picture: Instagram
Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden is celebrating Christmas in Dubai. Picture: Instagram

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