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Karena rings in 2011 with birthday bash

Top model Karena Graham enjoyed a double celebration as she stepped out in style to celebrate her birthday on New Year's Eve.

The champagne was flowing as the leggy blonde was joined by a bevy of her modelling pals in Buck Whaley's for her 24th birthday bash, including sultry Roz Lipsett.

And Karena had no shortage of admirers as she partied up a storm in the club's plush new VIP section alongside former Formula One party-boy Eddie Irvine, who was also enjoying ringing in 2011 in the capital.

The Diary also spotted Assets model Hayley Ryan on the dancefloor with good pal Michele McGrath and her rugby star boyfriend Mark Siddons.

Hayley (22), who is well known for appearing on the opening credits of TV3's Xpose, made a brief trip back to Dublin for the festive season before jetting off on a snowboarding holiday with pals on New Year's Day.

She has been based in London since last summer, where she has been trying to crack the UK modelling market alongside fellow Assets stunner Louise Kavanagh.

She is expected to return to the UK following her holiday on the slopes to resume talks with a number of well known agencies.

And the Diary can reveal that Hayley's modelling mates have already planned a trip over to see her.