Sunday 21 December 2014

Holly Carpenter: From Beauty Queen to BINTM

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Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter
As Miss University Ireland, she was well accustomed to some bikini posing.
Guests arrive at the Miss Universe Ireland 2012 finals, Dublin, Ireland - 02.11.12. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Holly Carpenter
The model shot to prominence when she was crowned Miss University Ireland.
After her crowning, she insisted on wearing her crown wherever she could.
Just months later, she was crowned Miss Ireland 2011 and off to Miss World.
She soon began making waves on the photocall circuit.
The then-19-year-old went for a classic pageant look when competing at Miss World in London in 2011.
Holly was happy to pose for the camera in skimpy outfits if the job required.
Soon, she developed an edgier style.
She's never been afraid to experiment with fashion.
In March of last year, it was revealed that she was dating Irish rugby player Cian Healy.
The couple made their social debut at last year's VIP Style Awards.
Going against the grain, she committed a faux pas among Irish models and took out her hair extensions.
She returned to pageant glitz for last year's Miss Ireland competition to hand over her crown.
She's become a regular on the town, joining fellow models Roz Purcell and Lynn Kelly at various events.
She's never been afraid to experiment with her look.
Holly and Cian have become fixtures on the Irish social scene.
In her downtime, Holly isn't afraid to embrace her natural, comfortable side.
The model poses with her parents Karl and Jane Carpenter at her 21st birthday.
She's still an in-demand model.
The happy couple have never been shy about posing together.
She has since adopted a more elegant look, and wore a classic black Louise Kennedy gown at this year's VIP Style Awards.

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