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Sunday 17 December 2017

Laura lands top Chanel job in Dubai

IRISH model Laura Scanlon has landed herself a Chanel runway show -- in her new home of Dubai.

The 24-year-old is gearing up to appear in her first fashion event for the global brand today after landing the prestigious modelling job only one month after moving to the Emirates.

The former Miss Ireland finalist, who is enjoying a gap year from college, set up home in Dubai with her boyfriend, Dave Murphy, last month following a stint in Cape Town with plus-size blonde Kristi Kuudisiim.

Thought the Wexford native won't get to spend her first Valentine's Day with Dave, she will get the chance to strut her stuff on the catwalk for the next two days at a private event wearing Karl Lagerfeld's luxury clothing.

"I've been going for loads of castings since I arrived and got a call last week that Chanel wanted to work with me," she revealed to the Herald.

"They said they loved my look, I wasn't expecting it at all -- I couldn't believe it. It'll be really intimidating, but it's unreal, I can't wait," she said.

Laura, who first stepped out with Dave in June 2011, says they are "really enjoying" the foreign lifestyle.

"It's such nice weather here, it is a completely different way of living, but I really like it -- you can do the same as home."

labutler@herald.ie

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