Tuesday 20 March 2018

From pageant princess to high fashion for Miss Ireland Emma Waldron in New York

Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron 'pulled an Angelina' last year when she flashed some serious leg in this red lace ensemble by Umit Kutluk. Daring!
Model Emma Waldron at STELLAR Shine Awards
Emma Waldron pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Former Miss Ireland Emma Waldron moved to New York only a month ago, but she landed a place on the catwalk for the city's fashion week.

The 25-year-old model represented Ply Apparel, a high-end plus-size label, at the Lincoln Centre show.

"It was amazing," she said. "You hope, but I didn't expect to be booked so soon. I'm only here a month."

Emma wasn't fazed by one of the biggest fashion events in the world.

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"It wasn't nerve-wracking. You go in so early and have your make-up done. It's so relaxed, so by the time you're going to walk you're just focused on the job," she said.

"There's such a great buzz around the place - everyone is travelling in from all over. It's just a hub of energy."

Landing a spot on the catwalk is quite the achievement, but the former teacher will have to wait for a chance to let her hair down.

Model behaviour #NYFW #MSA

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"You go for a salad and then go back to work," she said.

Former Miss Irelands Holly Carpenter (left) and Emma Waldron (right)
Former Miss Irelands Holly Carpenter (left) and Emma Waldron (right)

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