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Emma Kenny is the latest Irish fashion illustrator to get the nod from Kim Kardashian

Published 13/10/2015 | 10:43

Dublin illustrator Emma Kenny's profile was given an invaluable boost when Kim Kardashian shared her drawings.

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Speaking to RTE 2FM, Emma said that the nod from Kim "means the absolute world".

Emma Kenny with blogger Suzanne Jackson
Emma Kenny with blogger Suzanne Jackson

Emma added that she had been a devout follower of Kim for years, and regularly posted drawings of her.

While Kim had previously 'liked' Emma's drawings, on Sunday she shared one of Emma's uploads to her 48 million followers.

"I was over the moon that she actually liked it," Emma said.

"I was sitting by my computer at about 11, and my phone just blew up. she retweeted it, put it on Facebook and her Instagram. I had to do a double take," she added.

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Emma said she has acquired an extra 11,000 followers on Instagram since Kim thanked her for the drawing.

Mum-of-one Kim (34) previously cast the spotlight on Irish fashion illustrator Holly Shortall.

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