Drogheda girl Yas­mine keep­ing it real

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

WHAT has Ire­land’s won­der­ful am­bas­sador to the UN, Geral­dine Byrne Na­son, and ac­tress Yas­mine Akram, have in com­mon?

They are both from Drogheda and can fa­mously state, ‘you can take the girl out of Drogheda, but you can’t take Drogheda out of the girl!’

Geral­dine made that state­ment ear­lier this year dur­ing the visit of Prince Al­bert of Monaco to her home town.

And last week, Yas­mine (pic­tured) showed off the at­ti­tude of her home town in true Yas­mine style.

Fa­mous for her role as Mad Mary in the stage play that sparked the award win­ning film, Yas­mine has spent the last few weeks host­ing a RTE se­ries ‘Ir­ish in Won­der­land’.

She trav­elled around the world to meet Ir­ish peo­ple who had made it big and her lat­est ad­ven­ture was in Monaco.

As she con­cluded, she asked her­self, would she be happy if she were rich? her re­sponse was ‘I’m from Drogheda, I keep it real’ - but with the lit­tle ad­di­tion - ‘a tiara would be nice!’

Yas­mine was a won­der­ful pre­sen­ter and who knows where her ca­reer can go af­ter this.

She was ac­tu­ally born in Shar­jah in the United Arab Emi­rates but her fam­ily set­tled in Drogheda, when she was just 18-months old. Her fa­ther is orig­i­nally from Pak­istan and her mother is from Drogheda.

She fa­mously ap­peared in Sher­lock a cou­ple of years ago.

She re­vealed dur­ing the RTE show that she has lived in Crys­tal Palace in Lon­don for the past 13 years.

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