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Role model mum Ex-Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey reluctant to let model daughter follow in her footsteps

Gorgeous little Sadie has been chosen by Dunnes Stores to front a new campaign centred around children's clothes and the reopening of non-essential retail stores from May 17

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Model mum Sarah Morrissey

Model mum Sarah Morrissey

Model mum Sarah Morrissey

She may be only four years old but adorable little Sadie is a model child.

The tot is following in the footsteps of her Miss Ireland winning mammy, Sarah Morrissey - though mammy has something to say about a future career on the catwalk.

Gorgeous little Sadie has been chosen by Dunnes Stores to front a new campaign centred around children's clothes and the reopening of non-essential retail stores from May 17.

But while she seems ready for a ­career just like her beautiful ­mam's, Sarah is a bit reluctant to let Sadie be a star in the fashion world.

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Little Sadie has fun with her mother Sarah

Little Sadie has fun with her mother Sarah

Little Sadie has fun with her mother Sarah

 

"To be honest with you, no, I'd rather she didn't," Sarah confesses.

"But only because our job is so unpredictable. Like you might be busy one minute, the next maybe not. It's not very secure and you have to be very lucky in order to be a full-time model.

"To be honest, I'm aiming for ­President, I'm aiming for doctor, lawyer, aim high! So yeah if she wanted to do it I wouldn't mind, but I don't know if she will."

Sarah and Sadie live in the Liberties area of Dublin with Sarah's footballer husband Pat Jennings junior.

The 38-year-old mother-of-one has done campaigns for Dunnes Stores in the past and was delighted when the chain asked Sadie to model.

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Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

 

"It was basically that they reached out to myself in lockdown, just to see if I would be willing to shoot some stuff with her," she says.

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"I think they were trying to come up with very clever ways of shooting kidswear or their own stuff, but while in lockdown, so I said 'yeah no ­worries, I will give it a go'.

"And they looked at the pictures and they're using them. I worked with Dunes a lot, so it's been brilliant to be working for them."

Sarah is looking forward to the stores reopening.

"I miss going out, I miss shopping, I miss actually looking at clothes, feeling them. I miss our old life.

"To be honest I don't know if I will be rushing back to the stores though. There's a lot you can buy online now and I am a bit of an online shopper, but when you're in town working its nice to be able to go in and browse.

"The essential thing for me would be kidswear, making sure she has proper shoes and that she's able to fit them. Before you are buying online, just hoping they would work."

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Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

Little Sadie poses for the Dunnes Stores launch.

 

Sarah, who went back to college to study sports science, has been doing workout sessions for her fans on Instagram, and Sadie joins her.

"That's what happens when you're in lockdown and you are working out at home, she just wants to join in and do everything, so I let her," she smiles.

Sarah rarely goes to see her husband's club St Patrick's Athletic, where he is a goalkeeping coach, as it would mean getting a childminder.

"I will hopefully get back to work soon, just like everybody else, I'm waiting for lockdown to work so we can all go back to work."

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