No wedding bells for top model Laura Scanlon as she focuses on modelling career
Model Laura Scanlon is too busy pumping iron in the gym to think about wedding bells.
The Dublin beauty (26) has insisted she won't be walking down the aisle with her other half, Dave Murphy, any time soon.
Laura has been dating businessman Dave for four years, but says getting hitched to her "best friend" is the last thing on her mind.
"Marriage is not on the cards at the moment - we're just happy getting on with our lives. If it happens it happens, but we're not focusing on that," Laura told the Diary.
"It doesn't feel like we've been going out for four years, because we've done a lot of travelling and it's just been an amazing time. We're still best friends and happier than ever."
The handsome couple are just back from a two-month trip to South Africa where Laura was snapped up by top agency Ice Model Management.
"We went to Cape Town for two months. Dave used to live in South Africa so we've a place there," personal trainer Laura said. "We based ourselves there for work opportunities. I met with Ice Model Management.
"They're one of the top agencies and they signed me up, so I was delighted.
"I got booked to do a really great sporty lifestyle shoot - they're probably some of the best pictures I have in my book to date."
While the Assets brunette, who was also recently signed by UK agency W Athletic, is back in Dublin for the rest of the summer, she's already planning her return to Cape Town.
"It's winter over there at the moment so it's quite quiet, but the really busy season starts around October or November, and I definitely think we'll be splitting our time between Dublin and Cape Town with the opportunities there," the Knocklyon native said.
With her sporty background, the fitness fanatic is hoping to branch out into the world of athletic modelling as opposed to doing fashion shoots.
"I wouldn't consider myself bulky but I am fitter than your average fashion model. I've always been athletic," she said.
"I'm in my mid-20s now and I'm heading towards the latter years of modelling, so I wanted to focus on one area. I'm never going to be that size zero model, so I think a more sporty look suits me.
"I'm not saying that I won't do any more fashion modelling, but I really want to give this a go."