In typically modest fashion, Sharon Ni Bheolain laughs in surprise at being told that she is officially Ireland's Sexiest Woman, as voted by readers of the Sunday Independent.
"Genuinely, I am embarrassed. The whole thing is awkward for me. I am a leggings and Ugg boots kind of girl," says the 38-year-old newsreader.
"Given that it is a readers' poll, anyone who took the time to vote for me -- I am very flattered and grateful that they did," she adds.
Ni Bheolain, who has been working as co-anchor on the RTE Six-One News since 2005 and who is a fluent Irish speaker, saw off strong competition from other well-known beauties such as Miriam O'Callaghan, Andrea Roche and Grainne Seoige.
Ireland's Sexiest Women: The Result