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Now that's a selfie: Brave Majella bares all for cancer

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  Majella O'Donnell's picture, which she posted online

Majella O'Donnell's picture, which she posted online

Majella O'Donnell's picture, which she posted online

IT HAS become the latest craze to sweep the nation as thousands of Irish women continue to scrub off the war paint and go naked for their own no make-up selfie.

Among those to show off the bare-faced look to help support the Irish Cancer Society was someone who knows a lot about the illness.

Irish singer Majella O'Donnell proved that she can be an inspiration in more ways than one when she decided to follow the craze and posted a close-up shot of herself.

In the snap, the wife of crooner Daniel O'Donnell went make-up free and showed off her bald look as she continues treatment for breast cancer.

The mum-of-two, who announced last summer that she was battling cancer, has undergone a double mastectomy.

Majella (53), who had her head shaved live on the Late Late Show last year, posted the no make-up photo on Twitter.

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She joked with a friend who congratulated her: "I really haven't a clue what I'm doing so I hope I don't make a big boobie and post something I didn't mean to post!"

Majella's brave move appears to have worked and donations to the Irish Cancer Society have risen to €650,000 since the no make-up selfies started.

It has become a social media phenomenon, taking over Twitter and Facebook.

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