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'People think I'm a bit spoiled and precocious - but I'm not,' says Rosanna Davison

Published 07/08/2015 | 10:39

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Rosanna Davison/Instagram
Rosanna Davison pictured wearing Thomas Sabo Autumn Winter 'Love Bridge' Collection at their Autumn Winter Launch in the Marker Hotel. Photo: Anthony Woods
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Chris de Burgh, Diane Davison

Top model Rosanna Davison says she works hard at combating preconceived notions about her.

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The former Miss World (30) said she believes many members of the public believe she is a cliché "spoiled diva" coming from a privileged background, but she has worked hard at creating a down-to-earth public persona.

Rosanna is the daughter of crooner Chris de Burgh, whose net worth is estimated at €40m and says that she doesn't let the negativity get to her.

Speaking to VIP Magazine, she said: "People do tend to have very preconceived ideas about me. I've had to work harder to prove I am not...I can't think of the right word...a diva? Who is a bit spoiled, a bit precocious? Because people kind of suspect that I might be."

Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Chris de Burgh, Diane Davison
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison, Chris de Burgh, Diane Davison

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The former beauty queen, who celebrated her one year anniversary to long-term partner Wesley Quirke just weeks ago, said she prides herself on her education and admits she had to work a bit harder to prove she is "more than just someone who can smile in front of a camera".

"It's always driven me to work harder on the academic side of my life," she added.

And while she may be the only Irish woman to win the Miss World competition, she said she doesn't consider herself beautiful, but rather as a "normal person".

Miss Ireland Rosanna Davison is crowned Miss World
Miss Ireland Rosanna Davison is crowned Miss World

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"It depends on how you see yourself and I just see myself as a normal person who can get spruced up and put on a nice outfit and pass for something okay," she said.

"I don't see myself as particularly glamorous, because when I'm not working, I tend to go around in my gym gear with my hair all over the place and little makeup on."

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