One Elle of a gig! Holly's in the BINTM finals
Published 21/03/2013 | 08:07
Holly Carpenter lands a place in the finals of the hit modelling show
Holly Carpenter has set her sights on world domination. She's a former Miss Ireland, the girlfriend of Irish rugby player Cian Healy and now, Dubliner Holly is a finalist in the Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, aired on Sky Living.
The beauty queen, who is signed with Andrea Roche, is currently battling it out with 12 other contestants, each vying to be crowned winner by host Elle MacPherson. And in keeping with her reality show contract, her photo is no longer featured on her agency's website.
"Holly is in the house with all the other UK girls and two other Irish girls, one from Dublin and Donegal," a source revealed. "She's told people she's doing a jewellery course in Manchester for six weeks, but saying it may be longer.
"People have noticed she's dropped off the radar - she's not on Facebook or Twitter."
The brunette beauty was noticeably missing on the sidelines from her boyfriends Six Nations efforts, however it has now been revealed that she's been in London taking part in the show. Holly and Cian have been regulars on the social scene since they first began dating nearly two years ago.
Her participation in the show will see her profile rise significantly as it will also be aired in the UK. And her agency colleague Hannah Devane got her start on the show and is now living in London carving out a catwalk career.
Holly left her art course at NCAD in December of last year due to a conflict of work schedules.
"The course was 9-4, Monday to Friday. There were no days off and you're expected to work after hours and weekends," she said. "I was getting booked for a lot of work and I was getting busier. I was finding it harder and harder to juggle the two."
"I was getting really stressed out because I couldn't commit fully to both," she explains.
"I don't like giving things less than 100pc, I was giving modelling 50pc and college 50pc and that wasn't working out."