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Model pals back Rosanna as Miss World boss slams Playboy shoot

HERALD columnist Rosanna Davison (28) has made headlines around the world, thanks to her sizzling pics with Playboy Germany which made her Ireland's first-ever cover girl.

However, Rosanna's decision to bare all has divided opinion.

While she appears to have almost unanimous support on these shores, opinion elsewhere hasn't been as enthusiastic.

Angie Beasley, the Miss England boss who is involved with the Miss World pageant, said she was disappointed with Rosanna's move.

"It's such a shame that Rosanna felt she needed to do this. Someone in her position doesn't need to strip off and bare everything," she said.


Rosanna did not use her Miss World title in Playboy -- which instead played on the fact she was singer Chris de Burgh's daughter.

And PR guru Max Clifford believes Rosanna's move could be a bad move for her TV career ambitions.

"It might well be that she gets a lot of coverage but the pluses are outweighed by the minuses depending on where she sees her future career.

"The minuses, for example, is if she wanted to get into TV presenting or anything remotely like that -- then it would be a bad move," he said.

But at home it's a different story with many of Rosanna's fellow models praising her for the move -- and saying it's a tough act to follow.

Panto queen and model Michele McGrath (26) has revealed how she would "absolutely" do it, if the right offer came her way.

"I say fair play to her. We all go on holidays and go topless on the beach so what's the problem?"

One of the first to congratulate Rosanna on the shoot was the beautiful Georgia Salpa (28). She described Rosanna as a "hottie" and paid tribute to the fact that she was the first Irish girl on the cover of the Hugh Hefner mag.