The rise of the 'healthy model' - Thalia Heffernan and Lynn Kelly show off their sensational figures as they launch new collection
Published 14/05/2015 | 14:09
Toned, fit and healthy - Thalia Heffernan and Lynn Kelly showed why they are top of their game as they model new season styles from Heatons.
While they are both in demand every day of the week for catwalk and editorial work - the duo both make it a priority to keep in shape, and it shows.
There is certainly pressure within the modelling industry to adhere to a particular body type. Earlier this month, a major sports supplement brand came under fire for their advertisements, which angered women as it seemed to endorse that a woman was only ready to hit the beach if she was slim and with six pack abs.
Countries around the world are also attempting to regulate the use of runway models who are visibly underweight.
Refreshingly, Lynn (26) and Thalia (20) both endorse the kind of figure women like to see the most - healthy.
“It is no secret that I need to work very, very hard for my body, I am not naturally a slim girl," Lynn has said in the past.
The brunette beauty maintains that her figure is down to "pure hard work and dedication".
Thalia Heffernan has built up a profile as an international model, signed with agencies in London, New York and Australia.
However, the Dubliner believes that models "get away" with more in her native country.
“There is more of a healthy size here that is definitely more realistic, which I personally believe in. I train a lot. I love my food. Both of my parents are unbelievable cooks, so I have always eaten anything I want and in unbelievable amounts as well," she recently said.
“Abroad I could be considered curvy whereas here I wouldn’t be,” Thalia added. “It depends on the market, but definitely the Irish market is a little bit more lenient in terms of weight, which is great.”
Gone are the days when a model's diet was a can of Diet Coke and a packet of cigarettes, these young women strive to be fit and healthy, and must be applauded for that.