Thursday 8 December 2016

From Big Brother to molecular biology as reality star Marc O'Neill graduates with honours

Published 29/10/2015 | 07:42

Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Marc O'Neill was evicted from the Big Brother house. Picture: Rex Features

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.

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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.

Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates

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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."

Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Big Brother star Marc O'Neill graduates from Maynooth University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Organic Chemistry & Molecular Biology and poses with fellow graduates, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

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