Lot of pluses for Tia in Toronto

Model pro­motes di­ver­sity at fash­ion show

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

GOR­GEOUS Tia Duffy stormed the cat­walk at the re­cent Toronto Fash­ion Week as the plus-size model con­tin­ues to ex­pand her hugely suc­cess­ful Be Body Aware cam­paign.

Tia has been the face and voice for the cam­paign – which she started – as she pro­motes in­clu­sion and di­ver­sity in the mod­el­ling world. And last week she proudly sashayed down the cat­walk in Toronto as she walked for de­signer Les­ley Hamp­ton.

Speak­ing to The Di­ary, an over­whelmed Tia, right, said: ‘A video of me walk­ing along the Toronto Pier was played to the au­di­ence

as an open­ing to the show. The ex­pe­ri­ence was over­whelm­ing. I was back­stage get­ting hair and make-up and as I was lin­ing up to walk the run­way, my in­tro video came on and it was me on a 100foot screen play­ing to an au­di­ence with Elle mag­a­zine in the front row and Vogue Italia jour­nal­ists, and the most pres­ti­gious of the fash­ion in­dus­try.

‘I could see the video play­ing on a small screen back­stage and my model friends were all clap­ping and con­grat­u­lat­ing me. It was very hard to hold back my tears, I’d never been this over­whelmed be­fore. It was re­ally a mo­ment

for me to see Be Body Aware flash across that screen. How does a girl from Ire­land who was too “fat” at the time for Miss Ire­land a decade ago come to this? It’s baf­fling. It’s been such a jour­ney.’

Tia and her Be Body Aware cam­paign fea­tured in style bi­ble Vogue Mag­a­zine ear­lier this year.

ROSANNA Dav­i­son was sport­ing a deep sun­tan when she pitched up at the launch of Beau­tique Beauty on Tues­day even­ing, right, as she has been a bit of a jet­set­ter re­cently. In the past few weeks alone, she has been to Mau­ri­tius, France and the UK as she ex­pands her brand. The for­mer Miss World has un­veiled her first well­ness menus with the Con­stance Ho­tel Group – they are de­signed to pro­mote healthy eat­ing even on hol­i­days. Rosanna, who is 33, also said that she had ‘no time’ for ba­bies ‘just yet’ as she is food fo­cused… for now.

THE cast of the hugely pop­u­lar re­al­ity se­ries The Only Way is Es­sex were in Dublin this week. But there was no fear of them bump­ing into Vic­to­ria Beck­ham as they were down­ing pints in The Stag’s Head while Vic­to­ria was safely en­sconced in Brown Thomas. The cast were film­ing a spe­cial in the cap­i­tal but it seems it was a lot of work for the cast. Sources in The Stag’s Head said they were as­tounded at the amount of takes ‘re­quired for a re­al­ity show’. ‘There were a fair few re­takes of some scenes,’ said an in­sider. ‘It was funny. For a re­al­ity show they were do­ing a lot of cut­ting and reshoot­ing scenes.’

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