Sunday 23 April 2017

'My second home' - Top model Emily Ratajkowski jets to Ireland for St Patrick's Day

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Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Top model Emily Ratajkowski jetted to Ireland to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

The Gone Girl star shared photos of sunny skies and rolling green hills on her Instagram stories, captioned: "Ireland! My second home. Happy St Patrick's."

The model, who is known for her risqué outfits, is no stranger to Irish shores as her father John, an artist, is from Bantry, Co Cork, where she spent the day yesterday.

In fact, her full name is Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski.

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The 25-year-old visits at least once a year to catch up, and posed for selfies with fans last September in Doheny & Nesbitt's on Baggot Street,after falling in love with the country spending her summers here as a child.

While she's been making headlines around the world for her risqué outfits on and off the red carpet, the model chose a somewhat conserved mini dress, coat and wellies for her St Patrick's Day get-up.

When interviewed by the Sunday Independent in 2013, she said: "I absolutely love Ireland. It's one of the most beautiful places on earth and I have strong ties here.

"Both my grandmothers are from Ireland and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.

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"I go back any time I get the opportunity and I have many friends who I still hang out with in the local pubs. I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours and coming home covered in dirt.

"I love the pubs – the fact that you can find all ages there. It's so easygoing, an old man could be dancing with a young girl having a bit of fun and no one bats an eyelid. It's so relaxed and everyone is so friendly. I'm more of a Smithwick's or Bulmer's girl than a pint of Guinness."

Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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