Rosanna runs the risk of melting in dress made of chocolate
SHE is a sweet girl. So sweet that former Miss World Rosanna Davison was in danger of melting under the lights when she modelled a specially designed dress made from confectionery.
It could only be the annual Chocolate and Fashion show in Cologne, which the Irish model never misses.
Hosted by 'Cookie King' Hermann Buehlbecker, owner of Germany's giant Lambertz bakery, no expense was spared getting Ms Davison ready, with four hairdressers tending her locks.
"The gold balls stuck to this one are all chocolates. They'll melt under the stage lights, I'm sure. It won't be pretty," said the 27-year-old before she sashayed down the catwalk in a red satin, studded bodice with hoop skirt.
Other big-name guests at the event included singer Shirley Bassey, actress Rosario Dawson and German football legend Lothar Matthaeus.
Ms Davison is increasingly comfortable under the spotlight in Germany, where she has been spending a lot of time recently.
Her dad, singer Chris de Burgh, has one of his biggest fanbases in the country.
Ms Davison has recently hired new German-based management, Celebrity Network Management -- who also represent Dita von Teese -- in an effort to build her own profile in the country.
This is shown by her decision to pose for the Spring 2012 edition of 'Playboy Europe', having declined lucrative offers from a number of magazines.
Along with a reported six-figure sum, Ms Davison was attracted by the fact that Playboy is a major brand across Europe.
Her backers hope it will help to establish her in Germany and across the continent.
For Ms Davison, her eyes are on a bigger prize than available through modelling in Ireland.
The holder of a degree in Sociology and a second in History of Art from UCD, Ms Davison revealed she only agreed to pose for 'Playboy' after getting the backing of her parents, and boyfriend, Wesley Quirke.
"When I am old and wrinkly I will have shots like these to look back on," she said about the centrefold, due out in May.
Having looked scrumptious on the Cologne catwalk, Ms Davison enjoyed a late night at the city's Alter Wartesaal nightclub, where she was spotted chatting to Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger.
Ms Davison could well have been offering words of comfort, as it was revealed yesterday she had been dropped by Simon Cowell from the 'US X Factor'.