From Big Brother to molecular biology as reality star Marc O'Neill graduates with honours
He's more famous for his turns on trashy television, but Marc O'Neill has proven there's more to him than meets the eye.
The 29-year-old just graduated with a first class honours degree from NUI Maynooth with a degree in organic chemistry and molecular biology.
O'Neill shot to fame on TV3's Tallafornia in 2013 where he famously streaked and was regularly in a state of undress, but his star rose in the UK when he appeared in Big Brother earlier this year.
His antics earned him notoriety among viewers and made him a fan favourite. The former stripper previously hinted at a return to his side career after being evicted from the Big Brother house, but instead has kept a rather low profile.
Over the summer, he revealed he will be moving to the US in December to "start a new life", where he has no interest in being a "Z list celebrity."
"I think I'm done," he told OK Magazine.
"I literally finished my last exam the day before Big Brother. Now, I have my grad visa, I'm going to America on December 28 and I'm a starting a new life outside of Europe where nobody will know who I am.
"I did Big Brother to have fun. If you want to be a Z-lister, but I have no interest in that."