Thursday 23 March 2017

'All hell breaks loose when we're out together,' say these identical Irish model triplets

The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
Nicola, Laura & Alison Crimmins at the Assets Model Agency Christmas Party 2011
The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
The Crimmins triplets at a photocall in 2005

Sean O'Grady

Three is the magic number - and nobody knows this better than Ireland’s very own triplet models.

Laura, Nicola and Alison Crimmins (29), from Dundalk, have been modelling since they were schoolgirls.

Well known on the photocall circuit in Ireland, demand for the trio has increased recently since an agency in England snapped them up.

And big things are lying in store for the triplets - although the sisters are keeping schtum for now.

The Crimmins triplets at a photocall in 2005
The Crimmins triplets at a photocall in 2005

“We are very close and we have been doing modelling for a long time. We did a photo shoot in May, an English company approached us and we didn’t realise we’d get all the exposure from it. We’re absolutely thrilled,” Laura said.

“We have got good news. You might see us popping up somewhere,” she said.

Although the sisters like to keep to themselves, Laura admitted it can be difficult – because people stare at them when they’re out together.

“There’s a lot of head turning and a lot of people asking for photographs. First of all they say, ‘Twins’ but no, there’s another one,” she told the Herald.

The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter

“We shy away from attention and we are very quiet. We kind of keep ourselves to ourselves, but it is nuts when we go anywhere.

“Walking through Dublin Airport, it’s crazy. We go through security and they make such a fuss seeing the three passports or going through the detector. All hell breaks loose.”

The siblings have been incredibly close all their lives, to the point where Laura said they can almost read each others’ minds.

“Definitely. You would know if there was something. We can read each other very well,” she said.

The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter
The Crimmins triplets. Picture: Twitter

“If I saw Nicola, I would know in her face there was something wrong,” she said.

The girls have been attracting some attention across the water in recent days due to their identical looks.

And that interest looks set to continue.

Herald

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