Tuesday 17 July 2018

Aoibhin Garrihy will 'never say never' to fillers: 'It's like getting your roots done now, isn't it?'

Aoibhin Garrihy
Aoibhin Garrihy
Aoibhin Garrihy and John Burke at the 39th Rehab Person of The Year Awards 2013
Doireann Garrihy and Aoibhin Garrihy at the launch of the 2017 Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at The Marker Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoibhin Garrihy was one of the judges of the Best Dressed Lady competition at the Galway Races. Picture: Tony Gavin
Aoibhin Garrihy at the World Premiere of Angela's Ashes the Musical at the Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Sean O'Grady

Aoibhin Garrihy has revealed she would "never say never" to getting cosmetic enhancements.

The RTE star (30) has noticed an explosion in popularity among Irish people who are going under the knife or getting other treatments like lip fillers to stay looking their best.

Although she's happy with her appearance now, the former Fair City star admitted she doesn't know how she'll feel in the future.

"People are getting so many body enhancements now. I think it's like getting your roots done now, isn't it? It's just one more thing," she said.

Aoibhin Garrihy was one of the judges of the Best Dressed Lady competition at the Galway Races. Picture: Tony Gavin
Aoibhin Garrihy was one of the judges of the Best Dressed Lady competition at the Galway Races. Picture: Tony Gavin

"But look, I would never say never to anything like that. At the moment, I've just turned 30 and I feel quite happy in myself and confident and I don't feel the need yet."

The soap actress feels grateful she didn't grow up during the age of Instagram, on which young people are inundated with filtered images that can give them an unrealistic idea of beauty.

"You have the Kardashian age now and luckily, that wasn't there when I was growing up. Bebo was barely starting to kick off when I was in school," she told the Diary.

"We didn't have that pressure that young people face now, I think on a daily basis.

Aoibhin Garrihy and John Burke at the 39th Rehab Person of The Year Awards 2013
Aoibhin Garrihy and John Burke at the 39th Rehab Person of The Year Awards 2013

"There's such a lack of confidence when you see how filtered things are these days."

After years of experience in front of the camera, Aoibhin no longer lets the pressure of looking glammed up get to her.

"Once you are yourself, hopefully your inner beauty shines through.

"I never felt that mad pressure to perform in terms of make-up. I love it, I'm a typical woman who likes to look good," she said.

Doireann Garrihy and Aoibhin Garrihy at the launch of the 2017 Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at The Marker Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Doireann Garrihy and Aoibhin Garrihy at the launch of the 2017 Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at The Marker Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Aoibhin, who is married to hotelier John Burke who owns the Armada Hotel in Co Clare, looks set to have a busy few months ahead of her.

The Castleknock woman recently revealed she is in talks with both RTE and TV3 about a number of television projects in the future.

"I started acting before I left school, it was something I always loved.

"I trained in Trinity in a three-year programme and then I've been working since I graduated, so eight years. It's flown by, it's mad how fast the time goes," she said.

Aoibhin has been doing less acting lately and hopes to carve out a career in presenting in the future, much like her younger sister Doireann, who presents a weekly slot on The Six O'Clock Show.

The Dancing With The Stars contestant has also been a judge at several racing festivals lately and most recently judged Ladies Day at the Galway Races alongside former 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy host Baz Ashmawy.

Herald

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