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Sunday 19 August 2018

Claudine gets LA stamp of approval after losing 'chav-tastic' style

LOS Angeles is changing Claudine Keane from a "chav-tastic Irish party girl" to a "body facist", the US media has claimed.

The Irish model has caused a stir among the high-flying set in California, and could soon challenge Victoria Beckham for the premier WAG title, according to a popular US news and entertainment media outlet.

The Daily Beast, which merged with the prestigious Newsweek magazine last year, has remarked that the yummy mummy from Dublin was "uniquely suited to oust Victoria Beckham as the 'It' soccer WAG" thanks to her new look.

"Rivaling Posh is easily within her reach," the publication insisted this week.

According to the popular website, Claudine (27) is "re-inventing" herself from "chav-tastic Irish party girl to wholesome LA body fascist".

Claudine, who is married to Irish soccer ace Robbie Keane (31), relocated to Los Angeles in August when the former Tottenham player was offered a lucrative contract with David Beckham's team, La Galaxy.

Since the big move Stateside, Claudine has been scoring goals of her own by avoiding every possible fashion faux pas, according to The Daily Beast, which pinpoints her transformation to the day she flew to sunny California.

"Claudine was photographed on departure at Heathrow airport in a classic blue velour and cashmere Juicy tracksuit, sending an open fashion telegram for those who cared to read it: she was taking her relocation to the West Coast so seriously she was bedecking herself in one of its native brands," the site reports.

"Of course, by the time Claudine arrived in LA, she'd availed herself of that other classic Hollywood trick -- a quick change of clothes in the arrivals lounge, which meant she was able to step through LAX camera-ready, in a midriff-baring asymmetrical vest top, skinny electric-blue jeans, a Hermes Birkin bag and spiked Christian Louboutin heels."

The mum-of-one was later spotted cheering her husband at Robbie's first LA Galaxy match wearing an appropriate combination of elegant, fashionable, yet low-key clothes.

"Vast strides have been made," fashion writer Maureen Callahan told The Daily Beast.

The author of Poker Face: The Rise and Rise Of Lady Gaga said she believed Claudine was "off to a promising start".

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