Rosanna won't hang up stilettos for career as nutritionist just yet

Melanie Finn

It's been a month since Rosanna Davison (26) was reported as swapping the "fickle" world of modelling for a career in health.

Yet both her Dublin agency Assets and her London firm Storm are still carrying the image of the top beauty on their websites, sparking speculation as to whether she has had a change of heart about hanging up her stilettos.

And Rosanna has rubbished suggestions that she would completely abandon the career she has pursued for the past seven years, since she won the Miss World title at the age of 19.

In good news for her fans, she has revealed to the Herald that she will continue modelling part-time for another few years until she is fully qualified.

"The course I'm beginning in October in bio-medicine is part-time so I'll be absolutely continuing as usual with modelling jobs," she said.


"The whole career change won't be happening for another three years until I'm fully qualified.

"I chose it to be part-time so I could still travel and work as normal."

Rosanna will begin her new course this autumn, in order to qualify as a nutritional therapist, after stating recently how she was fed up with the cut-throat nature of the modelling industry.

The daughter of singer Chris de Burgh said she believes that the recession has made the industry become more competitive, leading to far more cattiness among those working on the scene.

Rosanna added how she has always wanted to set up her own business -- and so, given her obvious interest in health and nutrition, she believes a course in the subject is the natural choice for her.

"I developed an interest in human physiology and biology in my Leaving Cert, but I was convinced to take the basic arts degree because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do," she explained.

"Then I was distracted and went off on a whole different career trajectory.


"It's been a whirlwind and I've enjoyed it, but a career in medicine and nutrition has been something I've always I wanted to do.

"It was just a matter of finding the right course."