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As we try to come to terms with how on earth it's Monday again, Aoife O'Sullivan is getting to the grips with her win.

Last night, the 23-year-old was crowned Miss Ireland 2018. 

And as you can bet, she's utterly wholesome and absolutely stunning.

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In the Dublin's Helix Theatre, 31 finalists went head to head.

But it was Cork's beauty who came out on top.

Aoife is a primary school teacher and teaches senior infants in St Maries of the Isle in Cork. – Cute, right?

Well, if that wasn't enough, this stunner also balances a modelling career. – Aoife is signed with Andrea Roche’s agency in Dublin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This isn't the 23-year-old's first go at Miss Ireland.

Three years ago she came in at third place, which launched her modelling career.

This time around, Aoife's chosen charity to support was Jigsaw in Cork, which aids young people with their mental health.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Of course, we can't forget her fella, Colm. 

The sportsman plays for the Cork hurling team and is also a teacher.

The couple both share a passion for GAA. – N'awh!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Taking to Instagram, Aoife penned how surreal the win was.

"I have woken up this morning in total disbelief of what has happened last night. I am so so GRATEFUL for this once in a lifetime opportunity," she said.

Aoife being the good soul she is, shouted out some love to the other woman who took part.

"To all of the beautiful and kind-hearted contestants, you have made this journey to Miss Ireland all the more special and I will always cherish the friendships I have made."

"It is truly a dream come true to take on this prestigious role and I am so honoured to follow in the footsteps of the previous Miss Ireland’s who I have always admired."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I look forward to the year to come and take great pride in representing Ireland in the @missworld final in China later this year,"  she concluded. 

Gwan Aoife! 

No better woman for the job, we'll be backing you every step of the way. 

 

Feature image credit: Brian McEvoy.

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London Fashion Week 2018 is not know for having breast pumps on it's catwalk but that all changed when model Valeria Garcia stepped onto it.

The mother-of-two took to the runway clad in the world's first wearable breast pump, underneath a black bra and trouser suit at the Marta Jakubowski fashion show.

The pump has been designed to be put inside the bra and enable women to express the milk silently and privately –  no matter where they are.

Valeria, who gave birth to youngest son Anton in June, wore a hi-tech pump which connects to a smartphone app.

It is fantastic that breastfeeding is being normalised in this way and that new mothers don't have to worry about being uncomfortable in public – it's an important step towards the future.

Valeria's statement is not the first of it's kind – model Mara Martin breastfed her five-month-old daughter on the runway while modelling Sports Illustrated swimwear earlier this year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These two pictures might be my favorite ones of last weekend! There is more than one message that we all can take from these. One being, I hope to normalize breastfeeding because it’s a natural thing women can do for their babies. I think women should be able to feed their babies how they want, when they want and where they want. End of discussion! Another message I hope comes out of this is that women need to be confident in themselves no matter what. There is no one shape, size, age, or ethnicity that defines beauty. We are all beautiful! Look at the final 16 girls that were chosen. All different. All beautiful. Thank you @si_swimsuit and @mj_day for celebrating that year after year. Lastly, never give up on your dreams and goals, even when it may seem like there are many barriers in front of you at times. You are stronger than you think! We can do it all! So my #wcw today is every woman out there!!!! WOMEN CRUSH WEDNESDAY! 1st: @quinn_willoughby 2nd: @theimagesniper #girlpower #siswimsearch #normalizebreastfeeding #bodypositivity

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“I hope to normalize breastfeeding because it’s a natural thing women can do for their babies,” Mara wrote. 

“I think women should be able to feed their babies how they want, when they want and where they want. End of discussion!”  

We say hear, hear!

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The wonderful summer sunshine is fading as cool breezes and rain showers take it's place.

Which means one thing – it is finally time to put away our bright-coloured sundresses and break out our favourite autumn clothes, layer by layer.

Filled with hope of an exciting season, we don’t know what the next stage of our lives will bring.

And thanks to Nasty Gal we don’t have to.

These girls are already thinking ahead of the fashion curve and have everything you need to make your mark this fall.

Whether your style incorporates savage, snakeskin prints or sports cool, classy tones, this collection has clothes that all of us can go wild for.

This season’s line could not look more fabulous on the gorgeous Chloe Lloyd.

Each chic piece of the new collection reflects the fashionista’s fierce style and sets trends that are all the rage for the upcoming A/W season.

Chloe is a symbol of feminine beauty and power with her dynamic career in the modelling industry, making her the perfect representative for Nasty Gal’s bada** mantra.

The beautiful model cannot get enough of the new collection and tried to narrow down her favourite pieces.

"The leopard print two piece & the denim jumpsuit are such good dress up dress down pieces. Throw them on with a trainer or a heel and you’re good to go. Same with the white dress, everything from the collection is so versatile and perfect for an end of summer vibe."

The model was over the moon when she was offered the opportunity to curate her own edit with Nasty Gal, and we are so grateful she accepted.

Because all of these clothes are must-haves for your autumn wardrobe, especially this denim, boiler jumpsuit.

And don’t even get us started on these stunning, white cowboy boots!

So what are you waiting for? Get shopping. What better way to spend your leftover, summer holiday money?

The best part is…there’s even more irresistible outfits on the way. Stay tuned for a second drop next week.

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Wedding bells are ringing for Nick Jonas.

Fans of the Jonas Brothers look away now, as Nick has reportedly popped the question to his girlfriend Priyanka Chopra.

Which means our chances of ever marrying one of them is pretty much over. 

 

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E! News reports that the couple are engaged after two months of dating.

The singer previously denied rumours that he was looking at engagement rings earlier this month, in the Tiffany & Co. store in London.

The couple were first romantically linked at the Met Gala in 2017, where they walked the red carpet together.

 

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However, it wasn't until May of this year fans grew suspicious of their relationship after they were spotted spending a lot of time in LA together.

Since then, the pair have reportedly been enjoying trips in Europe and India.

This will be the first marriage for both Nick and Priyanka.

 

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There will be plenty of engagement parties and wedding celebrations for the Jonas family.

Joe is engaged to Game Of Thrones actress, Sophie Turner. 

The singer got down on one knee earlier this year.

 

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Here's hoping that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be on the guest list for Nick and Priyanka's big day.

Nonetheless, we are certain that it will be a star-studded event.

Congratulations to the couple!

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss has officially announced her engagement to millionaire and investor, Joshua Kushner.

And look at the size of her ring!

We'd be smiling that big too! The ring is a cushion-cut diamond set on a delicate pavé band. 

The power couple have been dating for six years and enjoy their privacy from the public eye. They have only been photographed a few times in public and enjoy the intimacy of their relationship.

Why all the secrecy? Karlie told Porter: “Carolina Herrera always says, 'A woman who's an open book is boring.' There's no mystery anymore. I know in my life what really matters to me.”

Although Karlie just announced her engagement yesterday, Josh proposed to her nearly a few weeks ago during a holiday in New York, according to People

The Victoria Secret model posted a photo of her and josh with a gorgeous sunset backdrop, saying: “I love you more than I have words to express.

“Josh, you’re my best friend and my soulmate. I can’t wait for forever together. Yes a million times over.”

Her fiancee also posted a beautiful photo of Karlie with the simple caption “fiancée.”

We are so jealous of these lovebirds! #couplegoals

 

feeling tres Parisienne

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Karlie has been a Victoria Secret model since 2011, but she took a two year break in 2015 to study at New York University.

She also does some fabulous modelling for Swarovski, Adidas, Estée Lauder, and a few other big name brands.

The couple met in 2012 and have managed to thrive together, despite Josh’s familial ties. His older brother Jared is senior advisor to President Donald Trump and married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

 

Load minds, not guns. #marchforourlives

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However, Josh and Karlie seemingly hold opposing views to his brother, publicly advocating stricter gun-control laws at an anti-gun-violence rally earlier this year.

We are so excited to see the happy couple slaying it! Hopefully, they break their privacy rule long enough to post some fab engagement photos.

We wish them all the happiness in their future marriage!

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are expecting their first child together. The couple shared the wonderful news during a trip to Miami this weekend.

Kate posted a photo of her wearing a red suit and you can clearly see her blooming baby bump. The model simply captioned the shot: “#PregnantinMiami.”

Fans were overjoyed for the actress-model: “Hope you and your husband have many happy days ahead.”

 

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“Congratulations, you'll be an amazing mom @kateupton and @justinverlander will be an awesome dad,” another commented.

One wrote: “The most glam pregnant women, ever! So gorgeous. Congrats to y’all!”

“Congratulations to both of you! Gonna be one good looking kid and talented too!” one shared.

 

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Justin also posted the exact same image of Kate on his Instagram account, and added a more heartfelt caption. He gushed about his wife, telling the world that she is going to be the greatest mum to their first child.

“You’re going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you!,” the professional baseball pitcher said.

He continued: “You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met!”

 

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Justin admitted that he feels reassured knowing his son or daughter will be raised by such a powerful and inspiring woman.

“I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much,” he wrote.

Kate and Justin met in 2014, and later married in Tuscany, Italy in November, 2017.

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26-year-old Viktoria Popova wasn't expecting the media storm that came her way when she posed for a pin-up style photo shoot.

The Russian teacher initially found herself under fire when the modelling agency she signed with posted the swimsuit pictures on Instagram.

Viktoria was then fired by her employer, Omsk school number 7, over the images.

Omsk city hall told the Siberian Times that the photos brought 'irreversible damage to the reputation of the teacher'.

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"By spreading frivolous images on the Internet in order to promote a commercial project she also hurt the image of the school," they further stated, saying that her behaviour broke a code of conduct at the school.

However, other Russian educators rallied around the 26-year-old, posting their own swimsuit photos and decrying the double standards put upon them.

Many of these photos are accompanied by the hashtag 'teachers are people too', the Independent reports.

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One Insta user implored, "When will the insanity stop in our country?"

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Viktoria herself has spoken out on the matter, telling the Siberian Times, "I do not understand why I am getting the blame. I wasn't posing in underwear or stockings. 

"I said to them: 'Don't you know about American 1950s pin-up style? I’m sorry but this was not promoting some men’s saloon.

"People do take pictures nowadays. They pose on holidays and post pictures online. This was just an advert for a shop."

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Omsk Region government has now decided the teacher may return to her previous position if she likes, the BBC reports.

They stated, "The question of Viktoria's future employment has been decided: she may decide to work as a teacher either at this school or another one."

However, there's a possibility that the 26-year-old could have landed herself a gig as a full-time model. Russian modelling agency Plus Size Omsk has reached out to Viktoria.

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Aspiring model and actress Viviana Ross has opened up about how her fleeting relationship with Orlando Bloom negatively affected her career. 

The Dublin native made headlines last year after spent the night with the Hollywood star at the Marylebone hotel in London, where she worked as a waitress. 

The next morning, after being found naked in Orlando's hotel room, Viviana was fired by the hotel management.  

 

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Speaking about the incident for the first, the 22-year-old told The Sun

“I’ve lost so much, but Orlando’s not lost a single thing. He showed no class whatsoever and is not a gentleman. Orlando cut off all contact and disrespected me.”

“There were no consequences for him, the entire thing just built his image. But this is why it’s so wrong.”

She went on to explain how the ordeal hurt her reputation with many designers and agencies. 

“Women are put in a box. I just have a stamp on my forehead. I lost credibility with various designers and agencies.

“A big bridal magazine wanted to hire me but turned me down after finding out about the story. The moment this type of thing happens, people treat you differently.”

“Everyone googles you and when they do that with me, they could see my connection to Orlando Bloom. That story blew away everything that I’d done before.”

Recalling the night in question, Viviana explained how the pair made their connection. 

“I saw him every day for over a week in the bar. It wasn’t like a movie scene where this guy wants to pick up a women and walks over to her and says some cliche.”

 

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“He liked the fact I was down to earth and funny. I was not in awe of him or any of the celebrities who came to Chiltern Firehouse."

“We were just two single and free people making a mutual decision in their free time. It happens. We both had urges and both got what we wanted out of it. I knew what I wanted, he knew what he wanted."

“Why aren’t women allowed to say this?" she asks. 

Viviana's story raises a very valid argument about female sexuality is often shunned by the media, while promiscuous males are celebrated. 

 

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Their mutual desire resulted in a young woman losing her job, but for the big shot movie star, it was just another wild night in London. 

Despite this, Viviana refuses to be called a victim and is instead using the situation to make a new start for herself. 

“I’m not a victim in all this but I have the right to talk about what happened. For me this is a new beginning.”

 

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For the first time in years, Gisele Bundchen is not Forbes highest-earning model in the world. 

Swooping in to take the top spot is reality TV star turned model Kendall Jenner.

Kendall reportedly earned a staggering €18.7 million in 2017 thanks to her campaign coups and her social media endorsement deals.

 

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This year, Kendall starred alongside her social-media savvy pals Bella and Gigi Hadid in campaigns for the likes of Fendi, Alexander Wang, La Perla and Estee Lauder.

She walked the runways for Alexandre Vautheir, Dior and Chanel to name but a few. 

She also promoted the likes of Addidas, DIFF Eyewear and dating app Bumble on her social media pages. 

 

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Gisele, who usually takes the crown, is in at number 2, earning a whopping €14.9 million from her editorial shoots and campaigns. 

Right after her is mum-to-be Chrissy Teigen, who earned €11.4million in 2017.

Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima came fourth on the list, with Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely taking the fifth spot together. 

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An advert, which was condemned by magazine readers for featuring an 'unhealthily thin' model, has been banned in the UK.

The image, which appeared in Conde Nast Traveller magazine, was subject to criticism after readers deemed the woman's appearance unhealthy – an accusation which the magazine refuted, insisting the model was naturally slim and in proportion.

However, the magazine's sister publication, Glamour, acknowledged the complaints, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad would not be permitted to appear again in its current form.

Issuing a statement on the matter, the ASA confirmed: "We acknowledged that the ad was for a travel magazine and that its focus was not supposed to be on the model or her clothes, however, we considered that the model was the focal point of the image."

"Therefore, we concluded that the ad made the model look unhealthily thin and that the ad was irresponsible."

Conde Nast Publications have been advised to ensure that future ads are 'prepared responsibly'.

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For some reason people still feel that it's okay to comment negatively on the appearances of others, despite the body positivity message reaching the ears of individuals worldwide.

This judgement can be escalated online, and Instagram model Noonie discovered this in an awful way, after a meme page stole her image and used it to slate her body. 

Using the puke emoji and the whale emoji, the cruel page said that people should leave the crop tops to 'us skinny girls,'

 

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The horrible slating has not held Noonie back, as she regrammed the post with a pretty powerful message. 

'No I don't have the flat stomach to flex in a crop top/bralette but I have a muffin top to do so.'

'I don't know why people still body shame at this point.

'It's quit pointless if you ask me.'(sic)

'It's just like making a fake profile to be someone you're not. You don't have to be skinny to rock a crop top or bralette.'

'To my ladies with stomached wear whatever the hell you want and make every feel uncomfortable.' (sic)

'As women we have to learn to build each other up instead of trying to break each other down.'

Hear, hear, crop tops and bralettes for all!

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It's bikini season, and while we cannot wait to get away on a sun holiday, there is one tumultuous task which must be completed first – bikini shopping. 

The struggle is very much real when it comes to tackling bikini shopping, as many high street stores don't seem to cater to women of all body types. 

Whether slim or plus size, bikini shopping can be a bit of a tribulation, and one curvy model has taken to Instagram to share her experience with the swimwear struggle. 

 

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British plus-size model Sonny Turner took to Instagram to share a carousal of snaps of herself in a high street bikini. 

Captioning the body positive post, Sonny wrote: 

'Changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.'

'High street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either.'

 

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The model outlined her list of tips for designers and high street stores so that they can cater to women over a size 12 or 14: 'No one gets it so for any upcoming designers I got some tips for you.'

'Big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful lift, we need cup sizes that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD, we need cups that actually cover more than our nipple.'

'We need cups that bring our boobs together so theres not a massive gap in-between them, we need straps that aren't so tight its as though our neck is about to snap off.'

'We need bikini bottoms that don't give is wedgies when we walk, we need string bikinis that don't expose our vagina lips, we need swimsuits that fit over our hips without dragging the neck of the costume down causing neck ache.'

 

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'We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn't just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono. Yes believe it or not , some of us actually want a thong bikini , the whole selection doesn't have to be highwaisted.'

'We're gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs that aren't a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones. Its not fair that we cant walk wear cute swimwear just bc we are built differently.'

'We deserve to walk into a store and pay £10 for a nice bikini without breaking the bank and our body confidence – bottom line is: make clothes for all size & bodies.

 

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Sonny, who is signed to Milk London, has previously posed for body positive brand Aerie, who have shunned photoshop.

She also often posts inspirational body-pos posts to her Instagram. Hopefully the high street will take heed of Sonny's snaps and consider updating their sizing, both big and small. 

As Sonny said, 'make clothes for all sizes and bodies.'

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