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Miss Universe Aoife handed new Mercedes but she still can't drive

SHE was offered a brand new sports car when she was crowned Miss Universe Ireland, but Aoife Hannon still hasn't got behind the wheel of her luxury prize.

The model divulged to the Diary that just like Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter, she has yet to use her free car.

"You'd think getting a Mercedes would encourage you to apply for a driving test, but I still haven't, I'm a disaster -- I haven't even applied to sit my theory test," she said.

Aoife (20) was initially offered a Mercedes, but admitted that once Miss Universe Ireland bosses discovered she does not hold a licence, they downgraded her motor to a Kia.

"It was downgraded and I still haven't had the chance to drive the Kia," she laughed.

The AR beauty has only two months left as a pageant queen and will hand over her crown in June.

"I can't wait to give the next girl loads of advice and tips -- Roz Purcell was great to me when I started out, so I'd like to do the same."

Aoife insisted she still plans to continue modelling, but only in between her college studies.

"I want to keep up modelling part-time, but my priority is to definitely go back to college."

The Diary previously revealed that the Kerry native quit her law degree at UL to take up a Sports Science course in September.

Aoife divulged that she's hoping to work alongside Ireland's top rugby hunks in the future as part of work experience in the field.

"I'd love to work with the Irish team as their sports scientist. Or better yet, the Munster rugby team train at UL, to do a placement with them is my main goal."

The bubbly blonde revealed she's looking forward to a romantic weekend break with her long-term boyfriend to toast their fourth anniversary later this month.

"We're definitely going to go away somewhere, I'm hoping he'll surprise me."

And Aoife, who has just returned from a fundraising trip to Haiti with her fellow Miss Universe pals, is already planning another charity getaway over the summer.

"We're going out there to encourage tourism and help raise awareness for the country. It's really exciting and it's important to give back."


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