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Emma ready for Far East adventure once school's out for summer

IT seems Emma Waldron has no qualms about enjoying her teacher's holidays.

The former Miss Ireland is ditching her school books for two months in Asia.

As most of us remain stuck in offices praying for another burst of good weather, Emma will be soaking up the rays and exploring the jungle.

The Dublin beauty, who won Miss Ireland and Miss World Europe in 2010, has completed her first year as a qualified primary school teacher and will leave the classroom behind for nine weeks when she finishes at the end of this month.



But it won't be all play for the 24-year-old, who will don her bikini for some modelling work on the beaches.

"I'm doing a little bit of work in Singapore and Malaysia with the girls from Miss World," Emma told the Diary.

"The rest is just travelling and discovering the world, so I can't wait."

There won't be much time to pack for the long-limbed model, who flies out on June 28, the day she finishes school.

Emma will be joined by her long-term boyfriend Manners Oshafi.

The lucky pair will take in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.

"I am really excited and stressed trying to organise everything like flights and accommodation, but it's going to be so much fun and I love travelling."

Emma will return refreshed for school in September, where she will complete her H-Dip to secure an honours degree in primary school teaching.

"I was lucky to get a job," she said.

"It's loads of fun, the kids are great, really funny and the school is amazing. It's hard work but really good."

On top of a gruelling year in the classroom, Emma continued to dabble in modelling projects for friends and has also written fashion blogs for UK chains Selfridges and Liberty London.

Emma says she will take even more of a step back from the catwalk in the future as she concentrates on breaking into other areas of the industry.

"I think I have had my fill of modelling. I have enjoyed it for five years, but I think there are other areas of the business that I would like to get into," Emma told the Diary.

"I have a list of things that I would like to do, like design a clothing line, so once I have my H-Dip done, I want to see where life takes me."