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Our girl Aoife sizzles in stunning shoot

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Aoife models a Butter Fly outfit by Matthew Williamson (top, €42, bottoms, €27)
Aoife models a Butter Fly outfit by Matthew Williamson (top, €42, bottoms, €27)

Feast your eyes on one of the hottest new properties in Irish modelling.

The stunning Aoife Hickey stripped off for her first ever photoshoot to show why she was crowned Miss Sunday World at last month’s final.

Wearing a series of sexy lingerie sets and smoking-hot swimwear, the 21-year-old tells us: “I have been modelling for a while now, but only ever catwalk modelling.

“That is a different kind of monster altogether,” she laughs.

“When I’m on the catwalk no-one is looking at me, just the clothes.

 “So to go from that to having a whole professional shoot here in Lillie’s Bordello where I am the centre of attention is a bit surreal.

“I am naturally very shy and I would be a bit self-conscious about myself, like any girl. So it is a bit weird to be here posing in very little.”

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Our exclusive shoot was the first time the Tipperary babe had been in the celeb hotspot since our final and she was delighted to reminisce about the night that will change her life.

“It has been a bit of a roller coaster to be honest. I am currently working in a factory in Thurles and I want to go back to college to study personal training.

“But I am also tempted to take a year out from that and give modelling a go full-time.

“Having a team of stylists and hair and make-up artists working around me today is a dream come true and I kind of want more of it. I could certainly get used to it!”

So what will her parents think of the saucy shots from our shoot?

“Ha, I think my dad is going to buy up every single paper in the whole town,”  she says.

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“They are really supportive of me so they will be really proud, but I think my dad may actually prefer to buy up every single paper this week just in case someone sees me in these sexy lingerie sets or swimwear.”

The 5ft 10in stunner is clearly in amazing condition, but insists she never goes to the gym.

“I really don’t. I live right beside Semple Stadium and I play camogie and football so that’s how I stay fit.

“I eat healthily too. I love Chinese food and other takeaways, but because I exercise so much I don’t have to worry about putting on weight.

“I will have to stay off all the takeaways in August before the Miss Ireland final, so I might stock up in July,” she laughs.

“Seriously, though, it is all business between now and August 28.

“I haven’t thought about winning. I just want to do myself, my friends and family and the paper proud.”