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Real model's on the right, dummy . . .

Edel O'Connell

Published 24/03/2011 | 05:00

Faye Dinsmore with her dummy
Faye Dinsmore with her dummy

WHEN it comes to setting records in Irish modelling, Faye Dinsmore is no dummy.

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Already one of our most successful models on the international fashion scene, the Donegal native has clocked up yet another outstanding achievement.

The flame-haired beauty was chosen by the world's most famous mannequin design company to be the basis for a new dummy. Now she has become the first Irish model to be immortalised in Ireland's National Wax Museum.

British sculptor Steve Wood spent nearly two months creating a double of the model for Rootstein Mannequins, which has donated the first completed mannequin to the Irish museum.

An inch-perfect model of Ms Dinsmore was unveiled yesterday at the museum in Dublin and will remain on display for the next few weeks.

For more than 50 years, Rootstein has provided the world's leading department stores and fashion houses with mannequins based on the world's most recognisable supermodels, including Twiggy, Erin O'Connor, Agyness Deyn and Coco Rocha.

Replicas of Ms Dinsmore's mannequin will be used worldwide in stores such as H&M, Zara and many of the world's leading fashion houses.

Ms Dinsmore, who lives and works in New York, also recently became the first Irish person to gain more than 100,000 fans on the social networking site Facebook.

Irish Independent

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