Aisling to follow in mum Gillian's stylish footsteps at awards
Gillian Quinn's model daughter Aisling was stunned after being nominated for Most Stylish Newcomer at this year's Peter Mark VIP Style Awards.
Glamorous mum-of-two Gillian, who is married to Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn, revealed how the statuesque teen first learned of the coveted nomination through friends.
The 16-year-old schoolgirl, who has been signed to 1st Option modelling agency for almost three years, is set to go head to head with a string of well-known nominees including Alannah McGurk, Nadia Forde, Vogue Williams, Lottie Ryan and Sarah Bolger.
"That was a bit of a shock," Gillian explained. "The first we heard of it was when friends of Aisling texted her to say they were voting for her online.
"I'm not sure what else we've got on then but we'll definitely try and be there if we can. Of course it's a nice honour."
Gillian went on to explain how she is hoping to attend the glitzy event at the Shelbourne Hotel on Friday, March 25 to support her daughter.
However, it is unlikely we'll be seeing Gillian accompanied by the TV cameras on the night, with the model saying that she has taken a step back from her gig as a roving reporter with Kildare TV in order to concentrate on her career as a Pilates instructor.
"With this being the busiest month of the year for fitness I've just been too busy lately," Gillian explained.
"I'm not finished with them completely but Pilates is where my heart lies.
"I didn't spend years studying to be a qualified instructor to give it all up now.
"They're doing really well though so I'm delighted for them," she added.