DANNY O'Donoghue's ex Irma Mali has made the move from the catwalk to the silver screen.
The budding actress has dreamed of becoming a screen siren for years and now she has been signed with top UK agent Tracy Beresford, of Beresford Management.
Irma (29) has a flourishing modelling career, but the mum-of-one says acting was always her one true calling.
"I got an agent for acting," said Irma. "It's so exciting."
"It's brilliant, you know I love it. I can't even describe the feeling."
Lithuanian-born Irma recently shot a short film called Dog Eat Dog where she played the part of a gun-toting gangster's moll. The film has been described as "a Tarantino style gangland short based in Dublin".
She also starred in Irish movie Normal and she has several other films and TV projects in the pipeline.
"I was shooting last weekend actually," she said. "It was amazing. When I finished shooting it was so hard to come back to reality to be honest."
Following in the footsteps of Colin Farrell, Mali went to The Gaiety School of Acting.
"I went to the Gaiety in Dublin and took classes in London and Paris with Jack Wilson and in London with Graham Cantwell too," she confided.
And she had to pull out of the VIP awards last night to rush to a casting in London.
"It's a great opportunity and a great role and I can't give the opportunity up," she said.
Irma was due to wear a floor-length dress from host Brendan Courtney's line Lennon Courtney.
The model moved to Ireland eight years ago.
Her relationship with Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue threw her into the spotlight, but the pair split late last year.
Danny and Irma remain good friends – the two were seen partying together when he played the O2 in Dublin this year.