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Then and now: The Assets models Christmas party 2015 vs 2008

Published 07/12/2015 | 10:40

The Assets models Christmas party in 2008 (left) and in 2015 (right)
The Assets models Christmas party in 2008 (left) and in 2015 (right)
Lynn Kelly, Rob Condon, Courtney O'Hara, Derek Daniels, Marie Claire Nolan
Jessica Hayes at the Assets Christmas Party 2015 at No. 5 Vinoteca Wine Bar
Katie Larmour, Nadia Forde in 2008
Ellie Connolly and Fionnuala Short at the Assets Christmas Party 2015
Lynn Kelly at the Assets Christmas Party 2015
Cheryl O'Rourke in 2008
Julie Kavanagh in 2008
Georgia Salpa and Blathnaid McKenna in 2008
Roz Lipsett, Rosanna Davison at Assets Models Agency

In 2008, the Irish model was at her peak.

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Bikini photocalls were aplenty, 'Bebo babes' were actually a thing and Georgia Penna was still Salpa living in Dublin. Every year, one of the top Irish modelling agencies Assets would throw their annual Christmas party to much fanfare, but none moreso than in 2008.

As the agency celebrated its annual festive bash over the weekend and the evolution of the Irish model was never more apparent...

 

2015: Model Lynn Kelly jokes around with agency bosses Derek Daniels and Courtney O'Hara.

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2008: Models Roz Lipsett and Rosanna Davison feed each other curly fries in Krystle.

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2015: Models Jessica Crohan, Robyn Byrne and Abby Mahon pose for pictures.

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2008: Katie Larmour and a pre-I'm A Celebrity Nadia Forde on the red carpet.

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2015: Former Miss Ireland Jessica Hayes wears a Scribe by Roz suit jacket to the bash.

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2008: Georgia Penna (nee Salpa) and former Miss Ireland Blanthnaid McKenna went demure.

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2015: Top model Lynn Kelly shows off her curves in a skintight jumpsuit.

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2008: Former model and ex-girlfriend of Luke Fitzgerald Cheryl O'Rourke, who won a Bebo based modelling competition, dons an LBD.

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2015: New faces Ellie Connolly and Fionnuala Short put on their best pout.

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2008: Former model Julie Kavanagh wore a bodycon dress that every self respecting noughties fashionista owned in at least one colour.

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