Nadia Forde says her goodbyes as she begins new life in Japan with boyfriend Dominic Day
Published 23/05/2016 | 07:57
Top model Nadia Forde will be bidding farewell to this part of the world this Thursday, when she jets over to Asia to start her new life in Japan.
The reality TV star and model (26) spent the weekend packing her suitcases and gearing up for her next adventure in Japan with her boyfriend, Welsh rugby star Dominic Day.
Earlier this month saw the second row playing his final game with Bath rugby club. He will now play with Toyota Verblitz, which are based in the Japanese city of Nagoya.
The three-times capped star has signed a deal that will take him up until next January in order to keep his options open.
Speaking about her excitement at flying out to Japan next week, Nadia said she couldn't wait to start her new life in the Far East.
"I can't wait. I'm going to be back in the UK in July for a few weeks, but it's just so exciting to travel and explore a new part of the world," she told the Diary.
She has been steadily building up her profile in the UK for the past year and is now a familiar face over there, thanks to her appearance on I'm a Celeb ... and her singing career.
The Clontarf native, who shed an impressive two stone after adopting a new fitness regime, said she hasn't ruled out launching herself in the Japanese market.
"I've spoken about it with [her publicists] Roar, but they look after me globally so it's not a decision I can make on my own.
"It's a possibility, but not right now. I'm just making the most of my last week. I will be back and forth a lot."
The brunette has been dating Day since March 2015 after being introduced by their mutual friend Peter Stringer, whose wife Debbie is one of Nadia's best friends.
The pair fell for each other fairly quickly and have been an item ever since, with Nadia taking the big step of moving in with him at his Bath home last year.
A couple with a bright future ahead of them, the singer and model said that she's sure she has found "the one".
Nadia said that being in such a strong relationship has given her an extra boost.
"I think the confidence comes from Dom and having that side of my life going really good," she said.
Nadia also opened up about how, like a lot of people, she used to comfort eat if she was feeling down.
"I had a lot of bread. I used to sit in and have my digestive biscuits.
"I think it's a state of mind," she added.
"If you are happy you look great and you glow from the inside out, and if you are unhappy you can often see it in a person too."