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Thalia's celeb friends help her cope after mugging


Thalia Heffernan

Thalia Heffernan

Thalia Heffernan

Model Thalia Heffernan has thanked her celebrity circle of friends for helping her get over her traumatic mugging.

The Dublin beauty (21) was violently robbed as she walked to an early morning modelling job last week.

Since the ordeal, Thalia has been overwhelmed by the support her pals have shown her. "A lot of people have shown their support. Some really good people like Vogue Williams (inset) and Eoghan McDermott have been good to me. It's amazing the kindness that people show," she told the Herald.

The attack has made a lasting impression on the model.

"You do feel a bit lost. I walk around town a lot because I live in the area, so it's easy. Now, I've been getting unnecessary taxis and buses."

The Ranelagh girl thanked best friend Holly Carpenter, who accompanied her to the garda station after the attack. "[Holly] is a sweetheart. She's always there for me," she said.

But it was back to business for the statuesque brunette as she launched the Great Lengths 'Most Creative Hat' competition, at this year's Dublin Horse Show, even though she still feels "vulnerable". "You can't let anything like that knock your confidence when it comes to work - there's nothing really you can do," she added.