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Vogue's pain as dad dies just 24 hours after her TV debut

FADE STREET star Vogue Williams is "absolutely devastated" after the death of her dad -- 24 hours after her Irish television debut.

As tonight's second show in the station's new reality show is screened, model Vogue is coming to terms with the tragic death of her father, Freddie.

But last night brave Vogue managed to put her recent heartache behind her to step out for her first photocall since he passed away.

The Dublin beauty has declined to talk about the tragedy, describing his death last Friday as "too raw" to put her loss into words.

"I don't want to discuss it," she said.

Freddie Williams passed away at the Mater Hospital six days ago -- a day after Vogue and her fellow star's saw their show debut on RTE.

He was laid to rest last Sunday after Mass at St Patrick's Church, Skerries, and is survived by his other daughters, Alison, Amber and his son Frederick.

Yet the Fade Street star still managed to turn on the smiles for the cameras at a photocall for the relaunch of the Big Tree on Dorset Street, where it was business as usual for the top model.

However, a close pal says she has been left devastated by her dad's death.

"It's obviously been very hard for her and her whole family, they are still coming to terms with it as it only happened last Friday. It hasn't really sunk in yet but she's a professional, she wasn't going to pull out of the photocall," he said.

Determined

As well as fulfilling her modelling commitments, Vogue also revealed how she's determined to complete filming on the new reality docu-drama, described as the Irish version of The Hills.

Co-starring Louise Johnson, Dani Robinson, Cici Kavanagh, it follows the four beauties' antics around Dublin. Vogue, who's a qualified quantity surveyor and also works at the Brass Monkey restaurant in Howth, also hit back at claims the programme isn't a genuine reality show.

"You do discuss things on camera, but there's no script. You couldn't learn a script, because we're filming 12 hours a day. You wouldn't be able to do it and I've three other jobs as well," she said.

mfinn@herald.ie


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