A BEAUTIFUL young Kildare woman is about to fight for the title of Britain’s Next Top Model.
23-year-old Alannah Beirne, who is often compared to two of her favourite models, Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, will take to our screens this March as she competes in the popular reality show.
The 6ft beauty from Eadestown is no stranger to the modelling world and comes from a well known family in Kildare. Her mother, Brenda Hyland, was the 1983 Rose of Tralee. She was the first ban garda to win the Rose of Tralee title and started a modelling career afterwards.
Alannah says her mother taught her everything she needs to know about modelling.
“She’s taught me how to walk, how to present myself and basically how to be a model,” she said.
Brenda now runs her own business the Irish School of Etiquette.
Alannah is also from a musical background. She is a talented flute player and an assistant manager at a pub. She is also an outdoor enthusiast and a keen painter with an eye for visual merchanising.
The Britain’s Next Top Model contestants hope to wow the judges to win a contract with Models 1. Alannah believes her athletic physique is best suited to the pages of magazines like Sports Illustrated
“I’m really big into fitness, nutrition. I’m very sporty. I might go down the route of Sports Illustrated and promoting health,” she said.
The show has been pre recorded but Alannah is not allowed to say how she fared.
She said one of the hardest things was not being able to speak to her mother during the whole recording period.
“I found it really difficult on the show not being able to talk to her,” she said.
“We weren’t allowed phones, magazines, diaries, TV, nothing. You’re going through ups and downs, and it’s such an emotional roller coaster and really mentally draining and exhausting.”
Alannah saw an ad for the show on television and on a whim decided to apply. She sent in an application and was then asked to do a ten minute video. She then received the call about being a contestant on the show.
Britain’s Next Top Model is set to air on 16 March on Lifetime.