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FAI boss John Delaney says he's a 'father figure' to model Nadia Forde

Published 18/07/2014 | 07:59

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Top Irish model Nadia Forde has some high profile support as she transitions from the catwalk to the recording studio.

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The 25-year-old former beauty queen is currently trying her hand at a recording career in the UK.

Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde

After wowing record bosses and showing fans a new side to her when she sang the national anthem in front of two sold-out audiences during Ireland games against Sweden and Germany.

And FAI boss John Delaney has also taken the singer under his wing.

"I think I'm more like a father figure. I'm 46 years of age, she is in her early 20s," he told the Irish Sun in an exclusive interview today.

"She is somebody I have a lot of respect for. She's got a great career as a model. It looks like she is heading for a pretty good career in terms of her singing.

"I wish her well in that for sure. We're great friends."

Guests attend Strictly For Soccer at Citywest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 24.05.13. Pictures: Jerry McCarthy / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Nadia Forde
Guests attend Strictly For Soccer at Citywest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 24.05.13. Pictures: Jerry McCarthy / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Nadia Forde

Their friendship blossomed last year when they both took part in a Strictly Come Dancing for Soccer fundraiser.

 

 

 

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