Saturday 20 January 2018

Meet Ireland's next (real) top model - 18-year-old Abby Harris

New Assets model Abbey Harris
New Assets model Abbey Harris
Abby with Roz Purcell and Thalia Heffernan
Milliner Margaret O Connor ( on right ) with models Abbie Harris and Sarah Morrissey wearing her designs in Brown Thomas Dublin as the store unveiled the 4th annual Irish Designers CREATE.
Abby Harris for Peter O'Brien at Arnotts
Abby Harris and Karen Fitzpatrick at the launch of the Arnotts Spring Summer 2015 collections. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Abby was lauded in Vogue Italia
Abby Harris, Rozanna Purcell, Clara McSweeney
Paul Costelloe and models Abby Harris and Grace Connolly pictured at the launch of the Paul Costelloe Living Studio, an exclusive capsule womenswear collection for Dunnes Stores at The Dawson Brasserie, Dublin 2
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Introducing Abby Harris.

The 18-year-old Dubliner has been quietly making waves in the Irish industry for the last 18 months, but now it looks like her appeal is going international.

Abby, who is signed to Distinct Model Management, has just returned from a trip to Italy, where she landed four different jobs in just one week.

Her agent Anne Morgan confirmed that the brunette beauty secured a string of jobs, including a major campaign, but wouldn't divulge the specific details until closer to the time.

Abby Harris for Peter O'Brien at Arnotts
Abby Harris for Peter O'Brien at Arnotts

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"She went over at the middle of January and in her first week, she booked four jobs, one of which was a campaign," Anne told us. "It's a big campaign for Italy. She was up against hundreds of girls and the feedback has been incredible.

"This is going to be a big year for Abby. She works full-time as a model."

The teenage catwalk queen, who has worked with Arnotts, Brown Thomas, Littlewoods Ireland an Instyler, is on the fast track to becoming one of Ireland's top models and has postponed her studies in order to focus on modelling.

Abby was lauded in Vogue Italia
Abby was lauded in Vogue Italia

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"She has time to really go for it this year and already, she's shot in Rome and Florence," Ms Morgan added.

New Assets model Abbey Harris
New Assets model Abbey Harris

Abby was also featured on Vogue Italia's website after her month long trip to Milan.

Abby with Roz Purcell and Thalia Heffernan
Abby with Roz Purcell and Thalia Heffernan

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