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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Don’t look at the birdie: Rory McIlroy’s ex Holly removes topless photoshoot from website

independent.ie reporters

Published 04/12/2012|11:56

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GOLF superstar Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney risqué photoshoot where she wears nothing but her knickers has landed her in hot water - with her parents.

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The model and student decided to do the photoshoot with a photographer friend Gavin Millar in Belfast.

The most explicit of the pictures shows Holly wearing nothing but stockings, sunglasses and a pair of knickers. Others show her in more artful poses with her pet chihuahuas.

But the photos which appeared on Millar’s website have been removed, after Holly’s mum and dad complained apparently.

A source told the Irish Sun: “It’s backfired on Holly already as her parents have found out and they don’t have a clue why she did it.”

Holly insisted that the pictures, taken a few months ago, are tasteful, and not like those in lads mags.

“This was art, it wasn't tacky at all,” she said. “The pictures with Gavin are a completely different style to page three.”

Although revealing pictures of Holly have appeared in public before — including one of her in the bath that she tweeted herself — this is the first time Holly has revealed so much on camera.

“No-one had ever asked me to go topless before,” said Holly, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Saturday.

“With Gavin and I together, the pictures were always going to be a little crazy.

“I know Gavin well and I trust him.”

She stressed: “I wouldn't have done the shots if I didn't feel comfortable.”

Holly has been no stranger to controversy since her split with the sports star in 2011.

Holly appeared to have upset Rory McIlroy’s current girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the weekend.

Holly was seen in an Irish episode of ‘Celebrity Come Dine With Me’ shown on Channel 4 on Saturday.

Holly hosted a ‘Golf Pros, Tennis Hoes’ theme for her dinner party on the show.

Danish tennis player Caroline appeared to have seen the programme as she tweeted from her official Twitter account:

“It’s amazing how some people can’t move on from the past and get on with their own lives,” she wrote.

Additional reporting Belfast Telegraph

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