Sunday 25 March 2018

'People have told me to slim down in LA, but I like my curves,' says Nadia Forde

Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde

Top model Nadia Forde might be feeling the pressure to slim down to Hollywood standards, but she isn't letting it get to her.

The lingerie model turned singer is dividing her time between her native Dublin and new LA base.

And said that while it's easier to live a more active lifestyle in the California sunshine, she's still determined to stay true to her Italian roots and keep her curves.

A feat which has clearly gone in her favour as she is making her FHM debut later this month.

"People in LA have told me I could slim down," she wrote in today's Celebrity Diary for The Herald. "You’re encouraged in a way to get fit and I do like working out anyway but the fact is, I’m a curvy girl.

Models Nadia Forde & Eva Ward model exclusive lingerie label 'Mimi Holliday' in Brown Thomas to launch the Mimi Holliday pop-up lingerie boutique at Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland - 23.11.11. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Nadia Forde

"My mum’s Italian so I have curves and a natural figure so I’m going to embrace that. I look after myself but I don’t deprive myself of treats."

Forde has a healthy relationship with food and said it's important to indulge every now and then as long as your approach is healthy.

"I think it’s all about moderation and that’s the bottom line. I think once you have a healthy lifestyle and you’re working out and you’re not starving yourself, you’re fine. It’s easy to be tiny in LA.

Irish model Nadia Forde, joins UK actress Carley Stenson and Ashley St. Pierre, Astraea, Lindsey Shaw and director Jason Haigh-Ellery for lunch at the Ivy to film their new reality show about moving to LA, California, USA - 04.05.13. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Nadia Forde, Carley Stenson

"The lifestyle is so good and the food is so healthy that it’s no challenge. I sit at home with my digestives and a cup of tea and I’m happy out. It didn’t stop me shooting for FHM magazine either which is coming out later this month. So no, I won’t change it."

And she may be the happiest she's ever been, but she's still determined to change one thing about herself - her hair.

"In fact, if there’s anything I want to change, it’s my hair! I’ve been brown for too long now and I would change that," she said.

"With hair, it’s a fun way to express yourself without drastically changing things."

For the full Celebrity Diary, see today's Herald

Celebs spotted at The Marker Hotel where TV3's Celebrity Apprentice is being filmed with this year's celebrity contestants, Dublin, Ireland - 10.07.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Nadia Forde


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