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Oh Boys - Jenny's looking forward to becoming a model teacher

TOP model Jenny Lee Masterson is returning to the classroom to qualify as a teacher.

The Assets beauty (27) intends to go back to her studies later this year, with attendance expected to double among teenage boys when she earns her degree.

But fans of the leggy blonde needn't worry, she won't be giving up modelling just yet, instead she intends on balancing the books with her life in front of the lens.

"She says she's thought about doing teaching for a long time and now she's planning to knuckle down to it this year," a pal revealed.

"She's in the perfect position, Jenny Lee can model and study at the same time."

The Baldoyle native is no stranger to the spotlight, having come second only to Rosanna Davison in the 2003 Miss Ireland competition.

Since earning her stripes at the prestigious competition, Jenny Lee went on to make a name for herself after being named Miss Europe at the biggest bikini contest in the US, Miss Hawaiian Tropic.

She was working at the cosmetics counter in Brown Thomas when she decided to pursue the beauty pageant route.

Although she is still considered one of the country's top models, she has been keeping a low profile of late, shunning red carpet events.


Her close pal Ruth Griffin also revealed recently that she would be going into 'semi-retirement' and focusing on being a mum.

Jenny's decision to return to school has been shocking to most as she was expected to pursue a career in acting, having previously starred in a Christmas panto two years ago as Tinkerbell, alongside Big Brother star Brian Dowling, as well as enrolling at the Irish Film Academy.

Jenny Lee also delved into grittier roles played the part of a drunken reveller in the independent movie Denial, alongside Vivienne Connolly in 2009.

The former beauty queen portrayed a fiery character who has a one-night stand with the film's lead character after the two meet at a cocaine-fuelled party.

The film was the brain-child of fellow actor Paul Kelly, who wrote and developed the script based on the experience of losing his childhood friend, Darren Griffin, who died tragically in May 2006.

She also appeared in a monologue series called Truth And Lies two years ago.