Tuesday 25 July 2017

Rosanna Davison teases juicy autobiography: 'I have some good stories that haven't been out there'

Model Rosanna Davison
Model Rosanna Davison
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison
Julie Sullivan having her book signed by Rosanna.
Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison and Diane Davison at the book launch for Rosanna Davison's Eat Yourself Beautiful at House
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015

Rosanna Davison has clocked up over a decade in showbiz - and she said she has plenty of tales of misbehaving to spill.

The former Miss World and model is now an accomplished author, and her book - Eat Yourself Beautiful - is going down nicely with readers.

Rosanna has had a clear run in the Christmas cookbook market, now that Roz Purcell's recipe collection has been shelved until January.

By all accounts, her publishers Gill and McMillan are satisfied.

Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison and Diane Davison at the book launch for Rosanna Davison's Eat Yourself Beautiful at House
Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison and Diane Davison at the book launch for Rosanna Davison's Eat Yourself Beautiful at House

"The book is going great. We're onto the third print run. It's flying now," she told the Herald.

"It's the fastest-selling book for the publisher so far this year. Everyone's really happy with it.

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"I don't know if the success has hit me yet. It's still one of those things that, it's like your baby. It was a file on my computer for so long.

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison

"But now it's out there and I'm like 'Oh my God!', it's lovely to see such a positive reaction.

"I got so many messages and such positive feedback - so it's lovely."

Previously the nutritionist has said: "My intention was to simply encourage people to make small changes to their diet, such as including more fruit and veg, which can make a big difference to how you feel.

"I always wanted to show that you can swap less healthy ingredients, like refined sugar, in recipes for healthier alternatives."

Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015
Wesley Quirke, Rosanna Davison at The IFTA Awards 2015

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Rosanna (31) said that she has already been asked about penning another book - but would love to explore another area.

"There's talk of it. I would love to focus more on fitness, lifestyle and maybe branch out a tiny bit from nutrition, but there will still be a lot of healthy eating stuff," she said.

"I would love to go more into fitness foods."

Rosanna triumphed over 105 other young ladies to become the 52nd Miss World and Ireland's first Miss World in 2003.
Rosanna triumphed over 105 other young ladies to become the 52nd Miss World and Ireland's first Miss World in 2003.

The Dubliner was born into a creative showbiz family - her dad, Chris De Burgh, wrote the song Lady in Red. She is an outspoken vegan and has posed for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaigns and she famously went topless for Playboy magazine, so she has plenty of fodder for a juicy book.

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But although she wouldn't write a biography at this stage, she would never rule out a tell-all. "I don't think I'm old enough for (writing an autobiography). I feel old though," she said.

"I would love to (in the future). I have some good stories that never made it into the world yet.

"I feel like I have a bit more living to do before I can justify it, but at some stage definitely."

Herald

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