'I moved to Ireland because of Sinead O'Connor' - supermodel Daria Werbowy
Published 08/01/2014 | 15:06
International supermodel Daria Werbowy has revealed being 'super tight' with Sinead O'Connor contributed to her move to Ireland.
The Ukranian-Canadian beauty, who is the face of Lancome and landed countless Vogue covers, currently lives in West Cork with her carpenter boyfriend.
And she spoke of her love of Irish life, in which she has given up drinking and become 'addicted' to Ashtanga yoga.
"I love Sinéad O'Connor," she told the US edition of Harper's Bazaar. "She's part of the reason I went to Ireland, I think, subconsciously. I love the letter she wrote to Miley Cyrus. It was brilliant."
"Never in a million years did I think I'd be living there, but I never thought I'd be a successful model either. I never thought I'd fall in love with who I'm in love with," she added, keeping his identity a carefully guarded secret.
Werbowy starred in the now famous Vogue spread with Girls actor Adam Driver, shot by Annie Leibovitz in Co Kerry last year and aside from a low key apperance at the VIP area of Electric Picnic last summer, has maintained a low profile on our shores.
Daria expains that she works when she wants to, not because she has to.
"I took a risk a couple of years ago where I decided to do the minimal amount that I could get away with, because I physically and mentally couldn't handle it anymore," she added.
"And it's like, you have everything you want, what you dreamt of is coming true, you can't buy anything else to make you happy, so then you think, Well, what else is there? And you have to leave."
Having modelled since she was 14, it was turning 30 that shifted her frame of mind.
"I was so relieved. I was like, I can do and say and be whatever I want now-because I'm 30. There was a lot of surrendering," she added.