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Friday 18 April 2014

Model Laura swamped with work offers since Dubai move

IT'S been a busy six months since model and Templeogue native Laura Scanlon touched down in Dubai.

Since relocating to the Middle East, the 24-year-old has been inundated with work, she's featured on the popular Arabic version of Project Runway, was rushed off her feet during Abu Dhabi's Fashion Week and landed a massive billboard campaign. It seems that the Emirates just can't get enough of all things Irish.

And now Laura has just landed a high-profile fashion spread in one of Dubai's glossiest fashion mags. "I'm delighted with the pictures," Laura told The Diary. "The magazine will go on sale throughout the Middle East which is great.

"There are so many opportunities here," she explained. "There are loads of Russian models here, but I'm the only Irish girl which really helps to build my profile. And you aren't limited to one agency -- you can be on loads of different agencies' books which is great."

But the Dublin girl is looking forward to taking some well-deserved time off with her boyfriend Dave Murphy.

"It's been really hectic but Dave and I are taking some time off down in Cape Town over Christmas and New Year. Then we'll head back to Dubai, I'm not sure when we'll be back in Dublin again."

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