Countdown to discover Ireland's Model Next Door 2015

The jury is out for ‘Ireland’s Model Next Door 2015’ as 12 models compete for the ultimate title in the nation’s newest and biggest reality model search. Brought to you in association with & The Wright Venue.

Ireland’s Model Next Door (IMND) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for everyday men and women, whether first-timers or professionals, to experience the fun world of modelling and fashion in the public eye. This is a fresh take on discovering the next model stars without the commercial pressures of a model agency or the clichés of a beauty pageant. From the producers of the late Diva Next Door, Ireland’s Model Next Door is as much about personality as it is about looks.

Here are the 2015 models working the fashion focused photo-shoot for 2015 Calendar: Aislin Maxwell (21, Dublin), Amanda Ruigrok (21, Dublin), Chloe Murphy (18, Dublin), David Ryan (21, Dublin), Dermot Rattigan (28, Roscommon), Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn (18, Donegal), Hannah O’Brien (18, Meath), Joscelyn Amiti (23, Dublin), Lauren O’Toole (19, Dublin), Nikki Hayes (18, Limerick), Orlagh Curran (19, Dublin) and Roisin O’Driscoll (21, Wexford) (see full bios below). It’s a make or break moment for each of the twelve, there’s no time for comfort zones. 2015 Calendar shot by renowned photographer Tiara Rad at The Wright Venue, Dublin, the 2015 Models are wearing the latest fashion from The facial look perfected by Make Up For Ever and trendsetting hairstyles by Moyo Hairdressing.

“We’re looking for a winner with both inner beauty as well as outer beauty, who radiates a unique x-factor.” Said IMND Manager Laura Fan.

Hundreds of men and women took part over several months in national auditions and public online polling. The first audition saw TV Presenter Maia Dunphy on the judge panel, while filming for RTE 'Maia Dunphy's What Women Want' the science of beauty episode (Aired 4/12/15). A boot-camp panel selected forty-five finalists in early November, followed by the glitzy Live Show event at The Wright Venue later that month, hosted by Kamal Ibrahim. Expert judges: celebrity model Rosanna Davison, Fair City actress Jenny Dixon, models Hannah Foley and Leonie McGuigan, and IMND Manager Laura Fan chose the top twelve models for 2015 -- with help from the public via online polling prior to the event.

The countdown begins as the public take to the polls and the expert panel prepare to choose their favourite to win -- ahead of the March 28th winner announcement at The Wright Venue.  The 2015 Models have already bonded as they compete for the ultimate prize: Ireland’s Model Next Door 2015 title, a model contract and an exotic holiday for two with – watch this space!

Written by: Alice Hodgson

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