'Modelling is not all glamorous' reveals former catwalk queen Naomi Cullen

Naomi Cullen

She was one of Ireland's top models, but business is now the focus for Naomi Cullen as she eyes up opening a second cafe.

The flame-haired beauty (30) opened her first cafe last year, but she has high hopes for her business.

"It's only been open nine months, but in the future I'd hope to grow the business and maybe open a second venue," she said.

The Leopardstown nativeis also a children's party planner and gave up modelling last year to focus on her career.

"I always knew I couldn't model for ever, so about four years ago I started doing princess parties for children, doing maybe one or two a week," she said.

"That's since grown to eight or 12 a week, so now we do princess, pirate and pop star parties."

Speaking to Irish Tatler, the entrepreneur said she's happy to have her modelling days behind her.

"Modelling is not all glamorous - it's hard work," she said.

"Twelve-hour days are not uncommon and there's a lot of waiting around involved."