Sunday 26 March 2017

Irish model Sarah McGovern has no regrets about 'tasteful nude' photos

Sarah McGovern
Sarah McGovern

Elaine McCahill

While many models and celebrities regret taking their clothes off for a photo shoot, Sarah McGovern is "proud" of her nude shots.

However, it was far from a topless shoot on Harcourt Street as Sarah posed for a photographer she trusted in a studio.

Sarah McGovern in the early days of her modelling career
Sarah McGovern in the early days of her modelling career

While many would baulk at the idea of stripping off, the mother-of-two said she's glad she has the tasteful shots to look back on when she's older.

"Most models have been in a position where we've done stuff on shoots that we didn't really want to do," she told the Diary.

"We've all done those jobs where we've been in our bikinis on Grafton Street to promote something.

"I have done nude shots but they've been with a photographer I know, in a studio environment and I'm very proud of them.

Model Sarah McGovern pictured wearing Don O’Neill one of the pieces from the NMH Foundation Fashion Show taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 11th November. Photo: Anthony Woods
Model Sarah McGovern pictured wearing Don O’Neill one of the pieces from the NMH Foundation Fashion Show taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 11th November. Photo: Anthony Woods

"It's amazing to have them to look back on," she said.

"The photographer I worked with is incredible at those kind of portraits, and I wouldn't have any shame in doing it.

"It's just sometimes the way it's done can be a bit tasteless.

"But I kind of think [when it comes to the bikini photocalls] what's the difference doing a beautiful shoot in lingerie? Where is the line?" she added.

The 38-year-old is mum to three-year-old Jude and Robyn, who is 18 months, with her husband Kenny Vaughan and her modelling career is a busy as ever.

However, the blonde beauty isn't a mad gym bunny and puts her svelte figure down to good genes and a busy schedule.

"I do pilates when I can which is great for my back and neck and everything - but for the most part running around after two kids and work is keeping me trim," she said.

"I'm pretty lucky because I eat like a horse and my shape doesn't change too much.

"I'd say it'd be a different story if I was sitting at a desk all day."

Other famous faces who have stripped off include former Miss World Rosanna Davison, who posed topless for the German edition of Playboy.

However, the 31-year-old said she has no plans to do it again as the famous magazine has decided to ditch nude photo shoots.

Former Miss Universe Ireland, Rozanna Purcell also posed topless for a breast cancer awareness shoot.

Herald

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