Irina, Megan… and now Sarah: THE face behind that Dunnes campaign

From growing up in Dundalk – to living in New York and being compared to Irina Shayk and Megan Fox (there is definitely a similarity), Sarah Tansey is one of Ireland's most successful models.

Sarah Tansey

And if her name isn’t familiar (or isn't familiar just yet), her gorgeous face certainly is: she has appeared on the cover and on the pages of major glossy magazines at home and abroad, as well as in high-profile fashion campaigns across the globe.

Indeed, her Savida for Dunnes Stores range campaign is nothing short of a nationwide head-turner.

Sarah Tansey

More than just a pretty face, the 28-year-old brunette is also a qualified pharmacist – having studied at and graduated from the Royal College Of Surgeons in Dublin.

Sarah exclusively told us that education was extremely important to her while growing up; “I was very focused on my academics all through my teens and getting enough points in the Leaving Cert for pharmacy was a priority."

Still, having not embraced the world of modelling until the grand old age of 21, Sarah admits she was a relative late-comer to the catwalk game. 

“In the fashion industry 21 is considered quite old but for me, I think it was the right time” she now reflects in an exclusive chat with SHEmazing!, adding that she spent her time on shoots when she wasn’t in lecture theatres and labs. 

The 5ft 8in beauty adds: “I got into modelling through acting; my mum and I have always shared a love of theatre. Be it performing, working backstage/front of house or being in the audience we were always involved in something with local theatre/musical groups in Dundalk.”

Since starting her modelling career seven years ago, Sarah has been through a world wind of success and travel.

Highlighting her favourite moments, Sarah told us: "I think signing with Wilhelmina Models and moving to New York was the most exciting. Signing with Models1 in London and moving there was another thing I never thought would happen."

Sarah also told us about the highs and lows of the modelling world, citing the quirky locations and amazing clothes as some of the best bits of her job; "although it is a job, there are some really unique experiences that come with it."

When we asked Sarah what the future holds, she simply said that she's enjoying life and is "open to seeing what comes along."

Keep killing it girl!