Model Scouts' beauties land international break
Up-and-coming Irish models are about to break onto the international scene.
The young stars of hit RTE series The Model Scouts will gain exposure that most can only dream of thanks to the show getting an international release.
A hit here among our fashion worshippers, model bosses are so proud of the programme that it will now be screened in other countries, and expose the budding catwalk queens, nearly all of whom are in their teens, to an audience of millions.
Bosses at IMG London have requested that Irish production company Sideline, which is behind the hit series, rework it so that it has a stronger international appeal.
The reality show focused on two of fashion's most powerful individuals, Jeni Rose and David Cunningham, vice presidents of International Development at IMG Models, as they scoured the length and breadth of the country for the next big thing in the fashion industry.
And they were so impressed with the response to their talent search here that they want to show it off around the globe.
There is already a strong international flavour to the RTE series, which saw the girls jet all around the world as part of the competition, including stints in Sydney, New York and Paris.
The Model Scouts focused on 12 girls battling it out to win a contract with one of the world's prestigious model agency, and 17-year-old Derry winner Tabea Weyrauch is already making waves with her new employer in Paris.
Model boss Jeni Rose said: "She is poised to have a career that most girls could only dream about."