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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Laura Whitmore attends the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Laura Whitmore attends the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Laura Whitmore attends the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

SHE's been photographed at a string of high-profile events recently, but Laura Whitmore says the showbiz circuit is not always as glamorous as it seems.

THE 27-year-old has led the fashion pack in recent weeks, stepping out in a bright, textured ultra-short mini dress at Monday night's Elle Style Awards in London following appearances at the BAFTAs on Sunday and at a pre-BAFTAs bash on Saturday.

January was also a busy month for the MTV host who partied in London with Irish pals Amanda Byram and Niall Horan following her split from singer Danny O'Reilly.

But the Bray native has admitted that there can be strain to looking good, as attending parties every night takes its toll.

"When I first got over here I was invited to parties and it was free drinks every night, so you could easily go down one road unless you have good people around you. You see people who are 16, people from The X Factor, and everyone knows who they are, but a year or two down the line people don't care about them, that's hard."

Despite her enviable figure, Laura claims she is not a gym bunny and never works out.

"I don't go to the gym or do anything like that. I attempted Bikram yoga for a while but some man sweated on me – I could feel something dripping on me – it was disgusting!"

And single Laura counts her family as keeping her grounded.

"If I was ever pictured coming out of a club drunk my mother would be on the plane asking what I was doing. It's important to have good people around you."

But Laura says her profile hasn't helped her to bag any A-listers since her split from The Coronas' Danny.

She was spotted in "deep conversation" with American hunk Bradley Cooper at the BAFTAs, but Laura says she hasn't been getting any extra attention.

"I don't count myself as very famous but I think you become a little more guarded", the presenter said.

"You look at people who have had lasting relationships, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and they don't really talk about each other, they have their separate lives and I think that's important," she added.

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