Friday 24 November 2017

Top five... Versatile Models

Rosanna Davison
Rosanna Davison
Carla Bruni
Roz Purcell
Kate Moss
Tyra Banks

As Niamh Horan talks to the Irish model and singer Nadia Forde, we look at models who've also had careers on the side

Foodie Rosanna has healthy-eating tips on her blog. It's awkward getting tips from gorgeous models. Tip one is often make sure you have supermodel greyhound genes, so you always look amazing. Thanks models, but have you seen our uncle Gerry? Rosanna is an enthusiastic vegan. So it goes without saying that if she ever invites you to dinner in her place, you should google the location of the nearest McDonalds. Only messing. As if a former Miss World would invite you over for dinner. Seriously.

2 Kate Moss

She's not just about modelling. Kate played tambourine on two Oasis tracks, Don't Go Away and Fade Away. (Oasis. Very confused band.) Most people reckon it's pretty easy to play the tambourine. Wrong. Try it, and you'll see that it's incredibly easy. Kate was dropped by some sponsors after it emerged that she had taken cocaine. They were as shocked as the rest of us to discover that a legend on the London party scene would have anything to do with drugs.

3 Rozanna Purcell

She launched a food range in collaboration with Mooch Frozen Yogurt. Nothing wrong with a bit of culture. Sorry. Roz described her range as guilt-free treats. This might not appeal to younger Irish people. They never feel guilty about anything. (Look at their Facebook pages.) But these treats could be just the thing for Irish people over 40. The Guilty Generation still feel the tug of confession when they open a pack of Tayto. That lot could do with a break.

4 Carla Bruni

Carla got a nasty shock when she visited the UK with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008. The British media put nude photos from her modelling days on the cover of every newspaper. She was unlucky really, because the English tabloids are usually so discreet. Anyway, the visit passed off without incident. Our guess is, royal handlers were given one instruction: Don't let Prince Philip see any tabloids until Carla goes home. We could be looking at war if he greets her with "nice titties".

5 Tyra Banks

She now campaigns against fat talk. That isn't a chat show for Americans who like all-you-can-eat restaurants. How dare you even think that? It's where people criticise women's bodies for being fat in public. Some anti-fat-talk campaigners want the word fat banned from TV. Tricky. We can't imagine Jamie Oliver saying "ask your butcher to trim off the excess you-know-what." Big-boned chance of that, says you, staying safe.

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