Holly Car­pen­ter’s break­through mo­ment

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - NEWS -

HOLLY CAR­PEN­TER Since I was young enough to hold a crayon, art has been my pas­sion. In se­condary school, I al­ways knew I wanted to go to NCAD.

I never imag­ined that, in the sum­mer after my first year at col­lege there, I would win Miss Ire­land.

I was work­ing as a model al­most ev­ery day, and soon re­alised I couldn’t bal­ance work life and col­lege life. I was 20, and although a part of me felt guilty about walk­ing away from a course I had worked so hard to be ac­cepted into, I told my­self it was one or the other for now. When I fi­nally plucked up the courage to speak to the head of tex­tiles and let her know I was drop­ping out, she told me she thought I al­ready had, be­cause she hadn’t seen me in months, so I just said an awk­ward good­bye and backed out of her of­fice. Since that day I have no re­grets at all. Mod­el­ling in Ire­land has opened so many doors for me. I feel like ev­ery high and low I’ve had in my ca­reer has taught me a lot about my­self and brought me one step closer to my break­through mo­ment. I feel the best is yet to come.

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