Friday 9 December 2016

Top Irish model Thalia Heffernan eyes up career move to the United States

Published 09/02/2016 | 07:16

Model Thalia Heffernan
Model Thalia Heffernan

Top model Thalia Heffernan celebrated her 21st birthday at the weekend with some "doughnuts and drinks" as she eyes up a move Stateside

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The well-known Dublin beauty revealed how she would definitely consider jetting to America now that she has celebrated her milestone birthday.

Thalia wears Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Bra €48.95, Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Thong €29.95 and Myla Ornamental Robe. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
Thalia wears Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Bra €48.95, Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Thong €29.95 and Myla Ornamental Robe. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

"With this kind of job, anything could happen - and I know I can legally drink over there now, so it's definitely opened up a new door," she said with a laugh.

"I'm with Ford agency over there, which is great. I just haven't travelled in a long time over to that side of the world but, like I said, you never know.

"Travel is always a possibility with this job. I like to play it as it goes. You can plan things to a certain extent, but I like to just let things happen as well. Everything happens for a reason, I believe."

There was no big party in a celebrity haunt for the lingerie model, who said she preferred to keep things on the down-low.

Thalia Heffernan
Thalia Heffernan

"I just had some of my really close friends over for drinks in the house, it was really small," she said. "We just stayed in with my family and friends. I'm not really into that (a big party).

"I'm much more low-key than that. I prefer to keep things intimate and comfortable and easy."

Thalia - who's rumoured to be dating Vogue Williams's ex-boyfriend Maser - has already modelled internationally in Australia and is also a regular on the UK modelling scene.

"I'm over and back to London. I'm signed with Elite, so I was there last week, meeting with people and doing a few castings," she said.

Thalia
Thalia

Thalia has also developed a tough skin when it comes to the cut-throat nature of the modelling industry.

"You have to be confident in yourself and take yourself out of the picture a little bit," she said.

"You have to think about it in a broader scale and just see it as, 'Okay, maybe I haven't got this person's look'. You have to find the person that wants you. Once you detach yourself enough, it's easy."

The ambitious beauty, who was showing off Brown Thomas's lingerie this week, said she would also love to follow in Rosanna Davison's footsteps and bring out her own book.

Thalia wears Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Bra €48.95, Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Thong 429.95 and Myla Ornamental Robe. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
Thalia wears Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Bra €48.95, Heidi Klum 'Madeline' Thong 429.95 and Myla Ornamental Robe. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

"It's on the cards, I guess. All the secondary things are always on my mind. I'm always planning. I'm always thinking about new ideas, but nothing has actually been created yet," she said.

"I've not set my mind to a specific plan yet. So I guess in the future I'd like to be able to give back something a little bit more than I do now."

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