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1D Niall's pal Zoe sees model career heat up with bikini shoot

SUMMER is heating up for Dublin model Zoe Whelan.

The Coolock teen, who has been linked with 1D star Niall Horan, is making the most of her newfound fame in a major magazine shoot.

Zoe (18) hit the headlines back in March after she accompanied Niall to his older brother Greg's wedding in Mullingar.

Despite the fevered speculation that they were more than just friends, the pair have insisted that's all they ever were and Zoe has never publicly spoken about her relationship with the Mullingar heartthrob.


Zoe, who was snapped up by AR models in April, was on hand to launch Kiss Magazine's July Summer Lovin' issue.

The teenager appeared to be channelling the spirit of the famous Kardashian sisters as she posed in a series of summer snaps with her long dark curly locks tumbling around her shoulders.

However, the Dubliner stayed true to her youthful, innocent look as she proudly showed off her braces, something she has had in common with Niall, who recently had his removed.

One snap showed the youngster rock the retro look with yellow bikini shorts and top combo, while she also donned a straw hat.

In another photo, wearing a denim skirt teamed with a floral bikini top, Zoe revealed her stomach.

However, the bikini shots were more cute than revealing and the smiley youngster was looking trendy as she sported a snow white crochet throw-over top with shorts.

Model boss Andrea Roche told the Herald that photocalls and youth-friendly magazine shoots would be the most suitable work for the budding star, who can charge up to €400 per hour for a booking.

"She has lovely fresh skin and she's very innocent looking," explained Andrea.

"She is young and she's a great little dresser.

"She's not really tall, she's only five foot seven, so photo calls will be perfect for her," added Andrea.