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Sunday 19 August 2018

Topless Dr Claire says bikini photocall girls are 'not real models'

IRELAND'S only topless model Claire Tully has launched a scathing attack on the country's top photocall queens.

Leggy blonde Claire, who is jetting off to England later this year to begin her PhD studies, has slammed the bikini-clad beauties, saying they are not "proper models".

Speaking to the Diary, she blasted some of our best known models, who have become household names.

"I got sick and tired of modelling, people owing me money and not paying me, it's just ridiculous," she said.



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"I was getting asked to do jobs all the time for free, and there are plenty of girls willing to do that, I'm not one of them. I just think I'm so lucky, I look at these people and think, what are you going to be doing in four years? I'll be a doctor, you'll be in a bikini on Grafton Street.

"That's the reality, I don't think people get it."

Claire described the country's top promotional models as glorified glamour models and said that she never felt the need to strip down to a barely there two-piece for a photo call.

"They pretty much are glamour models, I don't know why they don't just say it. Who are you trying to fool?

"A lot of glamour models do lingerie and underwear stuff, not all are topless," she said.

"Some girls do high fashion stuff all the time, and they really are models, the other ones aren't. I've never been interested in it, I'd never do photocalls. The Irish public see it as 'so and so in paper all the time', and you're not in it. But I don't want to be doing photocalls. I don't consider it proper modelling.

"They expect you to show up with hair and make up done. I don't want to do my own hair and makeup, and show up on a street in my bikini.

"For the World Cup, I did a photocall with my body painted, but that's because I was writing for a football website. It had some relevance."



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And she said that she was shocked at how many appearances she was asked to do for free. "It is crazy, there are so many things that people want you to do. Any time you're on the radio, people think you're making a fortune from it, and that's not the case at all.

"In the media and here in Ireland, you go out and spend a fortune on hair and make-up, to show up on nights out that you pay for. It's like being a big attention seeker -- you're actually paying money to be an attention seeker, why in God's name would you do that?

"If someone wants to pay, then do it."

-- CM

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