Shahira is 'loving' LA as she parties at Chris Brown bash
She swapped the classroom for the bright lights of LA seven months ago and Irish model Shahira Barry seems to have settled right into celeb life as she partied with rapper Chris Brown over the weekend.
The teacher-turned-glamour girl mingled with Rihanna's ex and Twilight actor Kellan Lutz as she attended a party hosted by millionaire poker player Dan Bilzerian at his LA mansion.
The Galway model shared snaps of her with her new A-list friends on Instagram at the bash, where DJ Steve Aoki was spinning the decks.
Along with the pictures, Shahira wrote, "Starting the birthday week early last night. What a night! You know it's a good House Party when #SteveAoki is DJing".
The part-Bangladeshi beauty moved to the American city last year in the hopes of pursuing her acting career and quickly made her mark as she landed a small role in movie Ted 2 alongside Mark Wahlberg and, more recently, a spot on True Detective with fellow Irish star Colin Farrell.
The Assets model recently explained how she has been busy since moving to LA.
"I am constantly working. Sometimes 6-7 days of the week," she said. "The cost of living is a lot higher here so I have to keep working anyway but I feel I'm incredibly blessed to have the opportunities I've had."
Shahira admitted that her modelling has taken a back seat since the acting roles have started rolling in.
"The only thing I haven't been doing as much as I would like is modelling with regards to photoshoots, etc," she explained.
As she enjoys the A-list lifestyle, it doesn't seem as though the dark-haired beauty has any plans on returning to Irish shores.
In a recent blog post, she said she believes she "belonged" in LA.
"I have had a couple of down days since my move but in general I would say that moving to LA has been the best thing I have ever done," she wrote.
"I always had a dream of living in Hollywood and after my first visit in 2012 I fell in love with it just like I always knew I would. I found somewhere where I felt I belonged, a place where I fitted in."