Friday 30 September 2016

'At 31, I'm too old to pose in a bikini on Grafton Street,' says Rosanna Davison

Published 04/12/2015 | 07:39

Rosanna Davison in 2015 and (inset) at Miss World in 2003
Rosanna Davison in 2015 and (inset) at Miss World in 2003
Rosanna Davison when she dropped into Rte 2fm's Xmas Appeal for ISPCC in Stephens Green Dublin
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison posted this picture on the beach in Mauritius
Rosanna Davison at a photocall in 2008
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015
Rosanna Davison

Rosanna Davison hit headlines internationally after becoming Ireland's first Playboy model.

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But she reckons that she's "too old" at the grand age of 31 to continue doing photoshoots in her bikini on the chilly streets of Dublin.

"I wouldn't do so much of that now - I do a little bit for EuroMillions. For photocalls, I'm not sure if there's that many anymore. I know the fashion scene in Dublin is very buoyant, but I'm not sure what it is. I just felt that maybe I'm too old for them," she said.

"I am doing quite a bit (of modelling). I am over and back to Germany still a lot. I was there this week, I'm there next week."

Rosanna Davison at the launch of Christmas Kingdom
Rosanna Davison at the launch of Christmas Kingdom

The daughter of Chris de Burgh recently branched out in the publishing industry and scored a bestseller with her first book, Eat Yourself Beautiful.

She's already hard at work on her second book, which is due for release next September after scoring a deal with Gill and MacMillan.

"I have been working the recipes first and then the text comes after," she continued.

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Rosanna Davison at a photocall in 2008
Rosanna Davison at a photocall in 2008

"It's more focused on fitness, fitness foods and how to fit fitness into your life when you're busy, like we all are.

"It's all about how to maximise your workouts by eating the right foods at the right time. It will be really practical, plan based."

Rosanna added that she's been bowled over by the interest in her book and never expected the reaction.

"I feel like maybe I've carved out a little niche for myself and there are people who'll be interested in the next one, but it's great to see the reaction and I've had such a positive response," she said.

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison posted this picture on the beach in Mauritius
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison posted this picture on the beach in Mauritius

She said that she's taking all her success in her leggy stride and that she "hasn't stopped all year" to really think about it.

Rosanna will head off on her annual trip with her family to Mauritius shortly after Christmas Day and said she fully intends on kicking back on her sun lounger and turning her phone off for a well-earned rest.

They go to the same luxury resort every year and it's the same place where she first got engaged to husband Wes Quirke.

She married her businessman hubby in 2014 and plans to eventually start a family.

Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015

Many of Rosanna's close pals have had babies recently and she's definitely keen to join the baby club.

But she said that it has to be at the right time for her and her husband as they juggle their busy lives.

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"I am broody, it would be a fib to say I'm not; but there's book two and a lot more I want to do.

"Once Wes is happy to wait for me, he supports me - and he'll be fed well," she said.

"I know I don't want to put things off either, but the time will come when it's right."

She was one of the celebs braving the constant downpour to take part in the 2fm Christmas appeal for ISPCC.

Herald columnist Rosanna joined a host of well-known faces at the live broadcast from Stephen's Green shopping centre including Hozier, Rob Kearney, Blathnaid Treacy, Jamie Heaslip, Riptide Movement and Vogue Williams.

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