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Next Top Model could be Dublin beauty Hannah

A DUBLIN beauty has made it through to the final of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.

And Ballsbridge girl Hannah Devane (21) has been taking tips from supermodel Elle McPherson ahead of her TV appearance.

And as these pictures taken from the very start of her modelling days show, Hannah was always a natural posing for the cameras.

Taken when she was just 18, Hannah's promise as a model was always evident.

However she opted to finish her Social Science studies at UCD first.

A runner up in this month's Miss Universe Ireland finals, she was also one of the few Irish girls who managed to bowl over TV model judge Elle McPherson with her statuesque figure and exotic looks.

And the Herald can reveal that the Dublin beauty, who grandmother Jill worked as a fashion model in the 1960's, does manage to make it into the Top Model house.

While it was known that she features in the show, it has now been confirmed that the AR model makes it past the first episode of the show to move in with her fellow model contestants.

"Hannah is a very striking girl and the team were very keen to feature an Irish contestant because Elle made such a big effort to come over here on a scouting mission," said an insider.

"She does make it into the house but what happens after that is being kept under wraps so the surprise isn't spoiled for viewers."

Airing on Sky Living on Monday, there is huge anticipation surrounding the 7th series of the revamped show, which has extended its auditions to Ireland for the first time ever.

The entire team were over here several times filming some of the final excerpts.

Yvonne Keating joined them as a guest.

On the decision to film over here, Elle said that it was "only a matter of time."

"We've always had beautiful Irish girls. We have a lot of fans in Ireland and I just felt we needed to include them."