Saturday 21 October 2017

'I'm loving the single life', says top Irish model Karena Graham after rugby beau split

Karena Graham
Karena Graham
Karena Graham, Michele McGrath
Gary Brown, Karena Graham
Karena Graham
Nicola Hughes, Karena Graham and Kerrie Nicole Blanc at the launch of Cannonball 2014

Top model Karena Graham has said she's 'loving single life' in the wake of her split from former Leinster player Gary Brown.

In good news for gentlemen out there, the top model has also revealed that she's still single.

Gary Brown, Karena Graham
Gary Brown, Karena Graham

She split with her long-term love- in August.

"I'm still single and I'm absolutely loving the single life," she said.

Karena Graham, Michele McGrath
Karena Graham, Michele McGrath

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"September has been so busy, there's been something on every weekend so I've been going out loads which has been brilliant.

Nicola Hughes, Karena Graham and Kerrie Nicole Blanc at the launch of Cannonball 2014
Nicola Hughes, Karena Graham and Kerrie Nicole Blanc at the launch of Cannonball 2014

"I'm going to have to put my head down for October and take it easy."

And while her model colleague Nicola Hughes is currently starring in RTE's Exciles, filming in Canada, she said she would also sonsider being in a reality TV show.

"I'd be interested in it but I wouldn't go on Big Brother or anything like that," she said.

"It would depend of the type of reality show but I'd definitely consider it if it was a fun and exciting concept.

"I'm really excited for Nicola over in Vancouver, I can't wait to watch Exiles - it sounds like it's going to be a great show," she added.

The blonde bombshell has been busy with the Starbar competition alongside model pals Georgia Salpa and Roz Purcell and a lucky winner has landed a day out with Karena.

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"It's all happening at the end of November and I have to say I'm really looking forward to it," she said.

"The winner has finally been chosen and I'm taking him on a day out to a race car driving track.

"I hope he's up for a bit of fun. I've never done anything like that before so I can't wait.

"After we've gone driving, he'll be getting a helicopter to Dublin Airport to head off on another date with either Roz or Georgia."

Karena, who's on the books at the Andrea Roche agency, also recently auditioned for the role of Cinderella in this year's panto.

"I hate auditions and it was really nerve-racking because I had to sing as well as act.

"I love music and singing but acting wouldn't really be my thing," she said.

Meanwhile, a move to California is still on the cards for the 27-year-old who is currently training to be a pilates instructor.

"I'm so busy with work in Dublin at the moment that the move has sort of been put on the back burner.

"It's still my plan to move there eventually and I'm training to be a pilates instructor in my spare time.

"I'm obsessed with fitness and I like having other interests so this is the perfect hobby for me," she added.

Dubliner's Diary; The Herald

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