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Home is where the heart is for Next Top Model runner-up Sarah

SHE won acclaim on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, and now Sarah Kennedy is back home where she is hoping to make her mark on the Irish fashion industry.

The model, who finished runner-up on the final series, has packed her bags and left the bright lights of London behind after not signing with an agency across the water.

The red-haired beauty settled in the UK last year after impressing judges, but just missed out on the main prize.


Buoyed by her success on the Sky Living show, she decided to try her hand at the UK market with a dream of landing a place on the international catwalk.

Sadly, it wasn't meant to be, and the 23-year-old has returned to Ireland where she is now looking forward to establishing herself at home.

The Donegal lass is set to spend much more time in Dublin after being signed by Distinct Model Management