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LA is taking a back seat as loved-up Rosanna Davison won't move away from boyfriend Wes

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Published 29/04/2014 | 07:32

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Rosanna Davison pictured with fiance Wesley Quirke in Griffith College where she graduated from the College of Naturopathic medicine as a Nutrional Therapist.  Picture: Gerry Mooney
Rosanna Davison pictured with fiance Wesley Quirke in Griffith College where she graduated from the College of Naturopathic medicine as a Nutrional Therapist. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Happy couple: Rosanna and fiancé Wes
Happy couple: Rosanna and fiancé Wes

She is Ireland's best-known model with the world at her feet - but Rosanna Davison has said that where love is concerned, her career doesn't always come first.

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The former Miss World has a high profile in Germany, but the Dubliner said she pulled back on plans to go to LA because it would mean spending too much time away from her fiancé Wes Quirke.

The couple, who have been dating for more than six years, will get hitched in a ceremony in Ibiza this June.

Rosanna (30) jetted out to LA for meetings with agency bosses after impressing when her Playboy shoot appeared in the US edition of Hugh Hefner's magazine.

But the slender blonde said that signing any contracts in the States would have required more commitment than she was willing to give. "I talked about it to a few people over there but they said you have to move over to LA and that wouldn't go down so well with Wes," Rosanna told the Herald. "Maybe I would in the future, but I'm very happy in Ireland. It's a big market over there so it's very hard to make an impact."

However, the model, who has carved out a career for herself in Germany where her dad, singer Chris De Burgh is hugely popular, has plenty of jet-setting to do between now and her wedding.

"I will be in Germany in the next few weeks doing events over there," Rosanna said. "I don't know if much will change when we get married.

"Wes is great and we let each other do our own thing."

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Rosanna Davison pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Photo: Brian McEvoy

Rosanna left Wes at home and instead brought one of her bridesmaids, designer Dawn Fitzgerald, as her date to last Friday's VIP Style Awards.

The model was crowned Ireland's most stylish woman for the first time at the bash, but played down the title.

She said: "It was a brilliant night, but I think it is about everyone getting together and catching up."

Rosanna's Balearic wedding will be an intimate affair for just 100 people.

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Rosanna Davison during the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Co Meath. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The model will walk down the aisle with Wes at the Atzaro hotel in Ibiza in June.

Rosanna, who celebrated her 30th birthday last week as well as her hen bash, said it was tough work whittling down the guest list to include only close family and friends. "It was hard, but you really have to be. I don't want to say ruthless, but just invite the very close people," she said.

In addition to their wedding, Rosanna and Wes will throw a bash in Enniskerry on June 21.

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Rosanna was joined by twenty of her closest family and friends for her hen weekend (Photo: Instagram/Rosanna Davison)

Waving goodbye to single life in style, the model spent the weekend at Castle Leslie hotel and resort in Co Monaghan earlier this month.

"I don't know if the locals have recovered," quipped bride-to-be Rosanna.

(The Herald)

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