Sunday 20 August 2017

'If I was asked to do a photoshoot in a bikini I'd say no' - Daniella Moyles doesn't miss 'dated' modelling gigs on Grafton St

Daniella Moyles
Daniella Moyles
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Daniella Moyles is thankful the days of irish models posing in a bikini on Grafton St are over (for the most part).

The 28-year-old model and radio presenter started her career with one such shoot outside in 2007.

Daniella Moyles as the face of Oxegen TV, 2011
Daniella Moyles as the face of Oxegen TV, 2011

"I was doing a photocall and was told to be outside the Gaiety [Theatre, off Grafton Street, Dublin] the next day in a red bikini," she told The Irish Daily Star's Chic magazine.

"I tried to sleep with rollers in my hair the night before - the curls were abysmal - so I was exhausted.

Model Daniella Moyles gave 'Lessons in Lingerie' at Brown Thomas in late 2012.
Model Daniella Moyles gave 'Lessons in Lingerie' at Brown Thomas in late 2012.

"So I did my make up and ploughed ahead, delighted with myself.  The next day my agent called,a nd when I confirmed that I did in fact have make-up on in the photographs, she said, 'Daniella I think we're going to have to send you for make-up lessons'"

These days the Spin 1038 star, who is dating artist Maser, can afford to be a little choosier with her jobs, although she says those days of bikinis in the rain are over.

Daniella Moyles - able to carry off the yellow bikini. Photo: vip
Daniella Moyles - able to carry off the yellow bikini. Photo: vip

"Those kinds of photocalls are irrelevant now and I'm so glad they are.  It was a way of advertising things and it did work because the photos always made the papers, and certain models made a lot of money out of that, but now that approach is viewed as being dated.

"If I was asked to do a photocall in a bikini this minute I'd say no."

However, she told Chic that she is not prepared to abandon modelling altogether.

"I'm always asked if I'm moving away from modelling, but I've just progressed onto different things.

"It's a novelty to still get booked for modelling jobs and to be able to be more selective about what I accept.

"I've met amazing people and worked with incredible brands.  I think it's a job I'll enjoy doing until I stop getting booked."

 

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