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Sunday 19 November 2017

Rosanna still feels insecure - even with this body...

FRESH from the Skangergate scandal Rosanna Davison has put her tracksuit back in the bottom drawer.

And a fresh series of stunning images also show that her feud with publisher Michael O'Doherty is well and truly over.

Rosanna, who was snubbed by the colourful magazine boss for the VIP Awards over the Johnny Ronan-Marrakech affair, is back in favour with the influential O'Doherty.



Start

And in keeping with her new start, Rosanna has revealed that she's going back to school.

The beauty, who already has an honours Arts degree from UCD under her belt, will be broadening her horizons by studying fitness.

And in spite of her high-profile modelling work, the beauty queen intends on returning to the classroom.

"In the future, I'd also like to go back and pursue another academic qualification, maybe in nutrition or sports science, that would be the plan," she said in an interview with Stellar magazine.

Although she already has an impressive academic resume, the self confessed 'gym bunny' wants to add 'health expert' to her CV as well.

The blonde beauty took a year out from UCD during her reign as Miss World six years ago, but returned immediately after she handed over the crown and went on to receive a diploma in event management from the Fitzwilliam Institute.

After her studies, she became fully immersed in the cut-throat modelling industry and said she has become overly critical of herself as a result.

"Being in the industry where you're constantly watched and judged on your physical looks makes you more insecure" she said.

"You really do worry about the tiniest things. So much so, that I have to stop myself from being too self-critical.

"I guess as I get older I'm learning that it's more about the person you become and not how you look.

"I've never been told to lose weight or change anything. In fact, I was told not to change my hair colour or weight for Miss World."

As one of the country's best known models, Rosanna said that she has cultivated an entirely different persona for the media, which is not the 'real' her, and she doesn't normally read the gossip written about her.



Projection

"The person I read about and maybe even the person people are interested in, is just a projection of me," she said.

"It then makes it easier because I know what they're commenting on, writing about, someone who is a sort of created media character.

"But at the same time, the public have this image of someone who's not the real me as well, so it's a little frustrating.

"For the most part though, I just ignore it. If I read everything that was written about me, I'd have no self-identity.

"I wouldn't know who I was or what to believe and that's more important to me -- concentrating on who I am and who my friends and family know me as.

"I don't need to live my life through validation from strangers, that's not healthy.

"If there's something written about me, it's fine, because it could be another person for all I care."

cmcbride@herald.ie

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