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Steady now! It looks like Emily Ratajkowski is in Ireland

Published 16/09/2015 | 14:53

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski

Model turned actress Emily Ratajkowski - who catapulted to international fame as the girl from the Blurred Lines music video - might just be in Ireland.

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The stunning 24-year-old has garnered A list status thanks to acting roles in Gone Girl and Entourage.

While her exotic looks and surname might not give it away - the Sports Illustrated model is half Irish, and her full name is Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski.

Emily posted an image of a lush green forest to her Instagram page, hinting that she was in her "home away from home" of Bantry, Co Cork.

The petite star practically grew up in the quiet town in the rebel county, as she previously revealed in 2013.

The aspiring actress also uploaded an image to her Facebook page posing with a glass of stout, captioned "Guinness is good for you".

Emily Ratajkowski poses for a photo in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards
Emily Ratajkowski poses for a photo in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards

Interviewed by the Sunday Independent two years ago, while on the cusp of fame, the then 22-year-old told the paper of her idyllic childhood in the south-west.

"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."

Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Emily Ratajkowski attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

"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."

18th: Model/actress Emily Ratajkowski
18th: Model/actress Emily Ratajkowski

Since posting the image, the Californian based model has been inundated from Irish lads eager to chance their arm with the beauty.

"Don't mind bantry come to Dublin the weekend Emily and shout the green and gold of kerry in the all ireland I'd say you'd fit nicely into a kerry jersey," an Instagram user named William Kelliher offered.

Ball's in your court, Emily.

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