Friday 28 November 2014

Holly Carpenter: From beauty queen to BINTM

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Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter
As Miss University Ireland, she was well accustomed to some bikini posing. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Guests arrive at the Miss Universe Ireland 2012 finals, Dublin, Ireland - 02.11.12. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Holly Carpenter (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The model shot to prominence when she was crowned Miss University Ireland. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
After her crowning, she insisted on wearing her crown wherever she could. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Just months later, she was crowned Miss Ireland 2011 and off to Miss World. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She soon began making waves on the photocall circuit. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The then-19-year-old went for a classic pageant look when competing at Miss World in London in 2011. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Holly was happy to pose for the camera in skimpy outfits if the job required. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Soon, she developed an edgier style. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She's never been afraid to experiment with fashion. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
In March of last year, it was revealed that she was dating Irish rugby player Cian Healy. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The couple made their social debut at last year's VIP Style Awards. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Going against the grain, she committed a faux pas among Irish models and took out her hair extensions. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She returned to pageant glitz for last year's Miss Ireland competition to hand over her crown. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She's become a regular on the town, joining fellow models Roz Purcell and Lynn Kelly at various events. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She's never been afraid to experiment with her look. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Holly and Cian have become fixtures on the Irish social scene. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
In her downtime, Holly isn't afraid to embrace her natural, comfortable side. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The model poses with her parents Karl and Jane Carpenter at her 21st birthday. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She's still an in-demand model. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
The happy couple have never been shy about posing together. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
She has since adopted a more elegant look, and wore a classic black Louise Kennedy gown at this year's VIP Style Awards. (Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)

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