Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nadia Forde: 'I'll never get used to people saying nasty things about me on social media'

Elaine McCahill

Published 25/01/2016 | 07:48

Nadia Forde before Saturday Night with Miriam
Nadia Forde before Saturday Night with Miriam

Model and TV personality Nadia Forde has revealed that she'll never get over how people say nasty things to her on social media and how shocked she is when men send her X-rated messages.

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The Clontarf native has thousands of followers on her social media accounts but admitted she was "shocked" when admirers started sending her racy videos and pictures via Snapchat.

Nadia Forde and boyfriend Dominic Day
Nadia Forde and boyfriend Dominic Day

The 26 year-old is currently dating rugby player Dominic Day and said the pair get a "giggle" out of all the intimate snaps she receives.

"The worst is getting sent Snapchat videos and pictures of guys' nether regions," she told the Diary.

Fighting fit: Nadia Forde. Photo: VIP Ireland.
Fighting fit: Nadia Forde. Photo: VIP Ireland.

"I've started to screen shot them now and give them the fear that I might share their username. I'm shocked it's coming through my phone, and I wonder if they're scared I'll tweet their username.

"You have to just laugh about it, but it's still gross. I don't know why they think I'd want to see that," she added.

Nadia Forde. Photo: David Conachy
Nadia Forde. Photo: David Conachy

While other models, such as Thalia Heffernan and Holly Carpenter, have had users assume their identities on dating apps, Nadia doesn't know if she's been the victim of imposters.

"I'm not on Tinder or any of those apps so I've no idea if that's happened to me, but it's ridiculous," she said.

Nadia Forde shows off her incredible weight loss
Nadia Forde shows off her incredible weight loss

"One of the things I'll never get used to on social media is people talking about me online as if I can't see it.

"Like when people say nasty things about me in the comments under my Instagram pictures - do they think I can't see that?" she added.

Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has recently moved in with her rugby beau and said she's happier than ever.

"I love when he comes to Dublin with me and we visit my family and friends," she said.

Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde

"When you meet someone in another country, your best friends don't get to meet him that much, so it's been great for them to get to know Dom.

"He gets on so well with all my family; he even texts my grandad. He's a great guy and the more people get to meet him the more they like him, so I feel really, really lucky," she added.

Since her mum, Berenice, passed away last year, Nadia said she's been focusing more on relationships rather than work.

"I realise now how important your life outside work is," she said. "I want to make the right choices and not put too much pressure on it and have fun.

"Your career is not what you think about on your deathbed, so I have a whole new perspective now. I still want to work and give 100pc to everything I do, but it's all about prioritising what's important," she said.

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