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College drop-out turned reality star Nicola Hughes tells students to take time out


Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes

College drop-out turned reality star Nicola Hughes has advised students leaving school to take some time out.

The Dublin model (right)studied Computers and Media before leaving college once all those photocall opportunities came in.

It seems posing in a bikini at the top of St Stephen's Green was too good an "opportunity" to turn down.

"I was lucky enough that my modelling career took off and I had to take a break from studying," she said.

"I've always been a creative person and had ambitions, and still do, to work in the world of multimedia films such as Avatar," said Nicola, who was talking to the Exam Results Helpline in the UK.

"The modelling led to other opportunities and the next thing you know I'm on Made in Chelsea.

"Apart from the dream of going to Hollywood to work on films, I had no idea what I wanted to do after I had finished education.

"That's why I think it can be good to take some time out and try to find out what you are good at and what you enjoy," she added.