Claudine scores lucrative lingerie modelling deal
Published 13/04/2010 | 05:00
IRELAND striker Robbie Keane's wife Claudine has scored a lucrative modelling gig as the latest face for the celebrity lingerie range Ultimo.
The 27-year-old mother of one will replace GMTV's Jenni Falconer as the face of the sexy, French-styled 'Adore Moi' range.
The Assets model is rumoured to be earning a six-figure sum for the one-season lingerie deal with the company which, in the past, has signed up celebrities like Jade Jagger, Melinda Messenger, Samantha Mumba, Helena Christensen and Sarah Harding to model for its brands.
However, the Glasgow-based company -- headed by self-made millionaire Michelle Mone -- insisted Claudine was not replacing wildchild Peaches Geldof, who was the face and body of the Miss Ultimo younger brand until she was dropped last month after claims about her private life.
Images of Bob Geldof's middle daughter were dropped from the company website and visuals were taken down after Ms Mone said it was impossible to use Peaches (21) for a brand that targets young women.
Claudine, who models with the Assets agency in Dublin, was well-equipped to negotiate a good contract as she has a first-class degree in economics and finance from UCD.
She has been contracted to model the spring-summer range for Adore Moi, which has a French boudoir feel, features luxury features like guipure lace and embroidery and is sold exclusively in Debenhams stores.
Claudine's stablemates in the Ultimo modelling family include actress Kelly Brook, who is the current 'face and body' of the Ultimo brand, while a replacement for Peaches on the Miss Ultimo brand is due to be announced very soon.