Tuesday 18 December 2018

VIP Awards set to sizzle as Claudine and Jessica get nod

A TOP awards ceremony is set to sizzle as Ireland's premier WAGS come to town.

The Diary can reveal that we'll have not one but two of our most stylish WAGs hoping to score themselves an accolade at the upcoming Peter Mark VIP Awards.

Both Claudine Keane (26) and Jessica Lawlor (25) will be attending the bash with their other halves and injecting some serious glamour.

Stephen Ireland's partner Jessica, who grew up in Carrigaline, Co Cork, is up for an award in the Newcomer category while Malahide native Claudine will be going head to head with 15 other ladies for the Most Stylish Woman Award.

"I'm really, really looking forward to that. It was great to get nominated, I have never been to the awards," Jessica told the Herald.

"I don't know Claudine at all but I bumped into Robbie with Stephen a few times and he was lovely so hopefully we'll all have a good laugh."

First-time entrant in the awards, Jessica has been given the nod in Ireland's fashion Oscars alongside a string of other newcomer nominees including Alannah McGurk, Vogue Williams, Lottie Ryan and Sarah Bolger.

Another beauty with soccer connections also making her debut at next month's awards will be Aisling Quinn, the model daughter of Niall and Gillian Quinn, who is also in the running for the Newcomer Award.

Taking place at the Shelbourne Hotel on March 11 and hosted by Herald columnist Michael O'Doherty, more than 200 handpicked guests will be putting their best fashion foot forward.

Other nominees this year include Amy Huberman, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Sinead Desmond, newscaster Anne Doyle, and RTE weather forecaster Jean Byrne, a hit for her eclectic wardrobe.

Newcomers to the list include Today FM's Mairead Farrell, alongside X Factor twins Jedward in the Man of Style Award as well as Apprentice star Will McCreevy, GAA star Paul Galvin, Baz Ashmawy and Kamal Ibrahim.

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