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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Model Louise shocked to win Cosmopolitan award for second year running

Louise O'Reilly
Louise O'Reilly

model and blogger Louise O'Reilly has won Best International Blog at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards for the second year running.

Louise runs Style Me Curvy as well as being a successful plus-size model.

"I won it last year so I had absolutely no expectations this year, I was so laid back about it," she told the Diary.

"I was so casual about it because I didn't think I would win two years in a row. I was in London for a shoot so I said I'd head along to the awards to hang out with my blogger friends from the US, Germany and Liverpool.

"Last year I was a bag of nerves but this time my friend beside me actually had to nudge me and remind me I had to go up on stage," she laughed.

"I couldn't stay out late to celebrate though because I had a 7am call the next morning so I left early enough."

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Louise is delighted with her win, but aside from the award, the Malahide beauty says the event is a great networking opportunity.

"It's a great event, this year we weren't allowed to bring plus ones, because it's important for all the bloggers to network and get to know each other.

"It gives you a chance to meet and catch up with people who have the same interests, and discuss things that would bore most other people to death," she added.

The stunning blonde, who is on the books at the Morgan agency, is so busy with work that last Saturday was one of her only days off between now and Christmas.

"Saturday is my only day for 78 days," she revealed. "It sounds really bad when I say it like that but every day is different and I'll be travelling a lot as well.

"Plus when you love what you do it doesn't feel like work," she added.

"It was my birthday at the end of September and I was so busy that I didn't get to celebrate it so I had a combined birthday and Cosmo award party on Saturday night," she revealed.

Louise celebrated in style on Saturday, hitting up top nightspot Lillies Bordello with pals.

Fellow model Emma Quinlan and Liam Cunningham and the cast of the Borstal Boy - which is currently showing at the Gaiety - were also spotted partying in the VIP members bar.

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