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Emma juggles club and college

FORMER Miss Ireland Emma Waldron is double-jobbing as a nightclub hostess after going back to college to study to become a teacher.

And the hard-working beauty has revealed how she has no problem boosting her income as she welcomes VIPs at Grafton Lounge.

"I've been so busy that it's hard for me at the moment as I had to turn down a lot of modelling work because of college. I'm doing 32 hours a week in St Pat's and that's my priority right now," the 22-year-old said.

"But I can understand how it's a bit slow in the modelling industry right now and there's no harm in working somewhere else.

"It's regular money that you know you can count on and it's good fun. I'm happy doing it, there's no shame in taking on other work while I'm finishing off my course."

She's not the only well-known model who has branched out into other areas.

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Michelle McGrath is working weekends for Buck's Townhouse, while model Kate Sheridan is the hostess at Krystle and Avril Kelly-Carter does PR for the Wright Venue.

Emma, who won the title in 2010, added: "It's just the way the industry is right now. It could take you three months before you get paid by your agency from a modelling job so it's good to do other things as well."

Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, the Celbridge native has also started DJing in Andrew's Lane Theatre

"I started before I won Miss Ireland and then I just started up again because I have more time at the weekends. I really enjoy hip hop and R&B -- old school mix," she said.

She'll also appear in two TV shows next week, including Republic of Telly with Rozanna Purcell and Grainne Seioge's new series Modern Life.