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Thalia lands a coveted shoot with Cosmo during summer adventure in Oz

SHE disappeared Down Under to establish herself in the Australian market and that's exactly what Irish model Thalia Heffernan has managed to do.

As well as bagging a number of new clients, the 20-year-old's face will appear across several pages of the Oz version of high-selling magazine Cosmopolitan next month.

Showing off exactly why she's one of Ireland's rising models, the beauty will no doubt impress fans and fashion heads alike when her photoshoot is published in the famous teen style bible's September issue.

"Getting an editorial spread in Cosmo is fantastic for her, she's been extremely busy in Sydney," a spokesperson from Morgan the Agency, which looks after Thalia here, told the Diary.

Donnybrook-native Thalia left Dublin for Australia earlier this summer, after she was contacted by an agent there.

Unlike many of her friends who were enjoying fun-filled holidays before going back to college, Thalia has worked her way through July and August.

Even though she's not due to return until mid September, she's already got a string of jobs lined up and bosses at Morgan are hoping she'll return earlier than previously planned.

"She's in demand, there has been quite a lot of interest in her for campaigns and shoots over the next little while, so we're considering getting her to come back sooner than expected," a spokesperson said.

While she will soon be back on home shores, Thalia, who is the cousin of Love/Hate actor Aaron Heffernan, could decide to venture abroad once more in the not-too-distant future.

She is signed to top UK agency London Model Management and is on the books of Ford Models in New York, which has helped the careers of Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington and Christie Brinkley (pictured).

The tall blonde has been in the headlines lately, after it was rumoured that One Direction singer Niall Horan took a shine to her after the pair met at 1D's Croke Park gig in May.


The duo are said to have met at an after-show party, during which they were giggling and flirting.

Niall has also been connected to Victoria's Secret star Barbara Palvin.