Sunday 28 May 2017

Kathryn Thomas dazzles in first public appearance since announcing engagement

Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
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RTE star Kathryn Thomas knows how to steal the show.

The Operation Transformation host (37) was the picture of elegance in her first public appearance since announcing her engagement to long-term love Padraig McLaughlin.

The Carlow native kept her look simple - showing off her enviable figure in an LBD, wearing her hair in a sleek bun with a bold red lip and letting her new diamond sparkler do the talking as she stepped out to launch the terrace at Asador Restaurant.

She and Padraig, a restaurateur, have been dating since 2013 and he popped the question during a stay at the  luxurious Ballyfin House in Laois, where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West honeymooned in 2014.

Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Kathryn Thomas and Padraig McLoughlin pictured in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan

But the proposal didn't take place over a romantic candlelit dinner.

Instead Padraig got down on one knee while Kathryn was wearing a dressing gown and tucking into a pack of salted peanuts.

"We were back in the room. I was there with the hair scrapped back, in a dressing gown and white slippers eating a pack of peanuts is when it happened," Kathryn said laughing.

Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kathryn Thomas pictured at the launch of the terrace at Asador Restaurant on Haddington Road, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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