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I'll be so proud to swap bikini for a graduation gown, says Rosanna


 Rosanna Davison. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Rosanna Davison. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Rosanna Davison. Photo: Gareth Chaney

BOOK worm Rosanna Davison will graduate this weekend as a qualified nutritionist after three years of gruelling study and said her focus will now shift towards setting up her own business.

"I am graduating on Saturday so I am looking forward to wearing the cap and gown," Rosanna told the Herald.

"It's been three years of hard work with study and exams so it will be a proud day."

It will be a far cry from her usual glamorous clobber when the 29-year-old former Miss World lines up for the ceremony at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in the capital.

The model will be joined on her big day by her proud parents, singer dad Chris de Burgh and mum Diane, and her fiance Wesley Quirke.

"I am excited to see everyone at the ceremony and afterwards I will be going for a meal with Wes and my family. I will meet friends for a celebration after that so I am really looking forward to it," explained Rosanna.

Now that she is finally finished college, the Dublin beauty is turning her attention to her career and is said to be in the final stages of setting up her own practice.

The dedicated vegan went back to college after completing a degree in Art History and Sociology at UCD.

"Nothing has been decided for sure yet, but from next week I will be focusing on my nutrition career," said Rosanna.

"I won't be quitting modelling just yet, but I will definitely be opening my own clinical practice in the near future," she added.

Despite her impending nuptials to Wesley Quirk this summer, Rosanna is determined to kick-start her new career sooner rather than later.

The couple will tie the knot in a European location, thought to be Spain, in June.

The Howth native was back in her bikini yesterday to help showcase the latest spring/summer range of sexy lingerie and swimwear by Dublin department store Arnotts.

Rosanna was joined by fellow models, including Daniella Moyles, Adrienne Murphy and Louise O'Reilly, to showcase the latest collections from brands like Mimi Holliday and Parisian label Huit.