Thursday 22 August 2019

'Nervous' Jess steals the show in first-ever lingerie photo shoot

Jess Redden models for the Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Jess Redden models for the Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Posing in your underwear in front of a clique of photographers is every budding model's worst nightmare.

Luckily for Rob Kearney's girlfriend Jess Redden (23), she had former Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey there to take her under her wing.

The psychology graduate put her best stiletto forward at the launch of the new Lingerie Room at Brown Thomas Dublin this week but understandably suffered from a few nerves at her debut underwear shoot.

"She was a little bit nervous but she was absolutely fine. And it's a perfect one to do because there's so many of us. She's fine and we'll all look after her. We're all friends," said experienced model Sarah.

"I worked with Jess before and, it's so funny, we work out together now. We do boxing classes together. We're actually going in the morning. I had met her a few times before and we became friends outside of work. But when you have a body like that, come on."

Dundrum native Jess, who's been dating the Ireland and Leinster star (30) for two years, joined an esteemed line of Ireland's best-known models including Sarah, Thalia Heffernan and January Russell to showcase the hottest looks in lingerie.

Although she has signed up with the Andrea Roche agency, she dips in and out of modelling as she has indicated she plans to concentrate on her studies this summer.


Meanwhile, Sarah said even the best-known models are not immune from self-criticism at times.

"Nobody's perfect. Models are the most insecure people. I think because we work out so much, you keep yourself ticking over," she said.

"But nobody - especially me - sits in underwear going 'Oh my God, I'm amazing.'

"It's good to work with Brown Thomas because they always make sure we're in something that's comfortable," she added.

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