Sunday 22 July 2018

Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron in talks about fronting late-night TV show

Emma Waldron
Emma Waldron
Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron
Model Emma Waldron at STELLAR Shine Awards
Emma Waldron/Instagram
Emma Waldron/Instagram
Emma Waldron/Instagram

Elaine McCahill

Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron is currently in talks with US channels about fronting her own show.

The Kildare native moved to the Big Apple in January, and has been carving out a name for herself in the city that never sleeps.

She has landed many jobs as a plus-size model and made her television debut on cable channel MSNBC.

Emma says discussions are at the "early stages" so she can't reveal too many details.

"I'm working with a producer from the network on a late-night show concept, so we'll see how that goes. Nothing is set in stone yet though," she told the Diary.

The sultry blonde has landed some impressive shoots: earlier this summer she was the face and legs of Jordache Jeans - Sarah Jessica Parker's favourite label.

But now Emma is focusing on presenting and acting. She recently filmed some scenes near the Brooklyn Bridge for a movie that Hollywood siren Megan Fox is involved in.

The 26-year-old returned to our shores last week to celebrate her grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary but she is already busy planning a trip to Hollywood to hone her acting skills.

"I'm heading to LA to work with my friend William Levy's acting coach. I'm really excited to head out there, I've never been to California before.

"I'm looking to develop skills, but ultimately I'd love to be a TV host," she added.

New York is known for its dating scene and Emma is relishing the single life. The brunette, who originally trained as a primary school teacher, was seeing boyfriend Manners Oshafi for seven years before they split last year.

"I'm not on Tinder - but I think it's quite popular," she said.

"Dating is fun. I'm learning a lot about what I like and don't like.

"The scene is so different in America compared to Ireland. American men will just come up to you on the street to say 'hi!' or ask if you'd like to get a coffee.

"There'll be a nice little comment on what you're wearing as you walk past them," she added.

However, while living in America is glamorous and exciting, Emma still misses the comforts of home.

"It was so nice being home, I miss the simple things like watching the rugby," she said.

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