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Friday 9 December 2016

Reality star Tabea storms catwalks of top designers five years after RTE show

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Tabea Weyrauch
Tabea Weyrauch
Tabea Wayraunch at the 2011 IFTAs
Tabea Weyrauch at the show

Model Tabea Weyrauch has come a long way since winning an RTE reality show five years ago.

Tabea now graces the catwalks of some of the world's most exclusive designers after shooting to fame in Ireland when she came top on The Model Scouts in 2010.

The Derry Native (21) was born in Hamburg but moved to the county when she was just six years old.

As part of her win, she scored a major contract with international agency IMG.

Far from falling out of the industry like previous reality competition winners before her, Tabea's career is going from strength to strength as she continues to model for top designers.

Having already walked for Anya Hindmarch and Calvin Klein in Paris, New York and London Fashion Weeks, last month Tabea featured in Oscar de la Renta's Spring/Summer '15 showcase.

The striking brunette shared behind the scenes pictures from her work with the late designer from a recent showcase at the boutique in New York (inset).

It's little surprise that her fashion star is soaring as she is signed to the same agency as supermodels Candice Swanepoel, Gisele Bundchen and Gigi Hadid.

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Tabea currently divides her time between Paris and New York. Recently, she has returned to the runway after a taking a break in February.

Before her modelling success, the 5'11" beauty was studying maths, physics and German for her A-levels in the hope of pursuing a career in engineering.

Tabea, who entered the RTE competition after she was discovered by scouts in Foyleside Shopping Centre at the tender age of 16, admitted that she probably wouldn't have started out in modelling without the show because of her shyness.

Speaking after she won the The Model Scouts, Tabea said: "I had sort of thought about it [a career in modelling].

"But I don't think I'd have ever acted on it. I think I'd have been too shy or too embarrassed to actually get started."

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