Move over, Bey­oncé!

Mum-of-twins Sharon is all for keep­ing it real!

Pick Me Up! - - OUR PICK ME UPS! - Sharon Kell­away, 40, Kil­worth, ROI

ev­ery­one loves Bey­oncé. She’s beau­ti­ful, tal­ented and suc­cess­ful. But even I rolled my eyes when she posted that pic­ture an­nounc­ing the birth of her twins.

‘Sure, I didn’t look as good af­ter my two,’ I wrote, shar­ing her im­age on Face­book.

Five months ear­lier, I’d had twins Se­nan and Zoe, making me a mum-of-five!

I loved it, but I looked a lot more ex­hausted than Bey­oncé.

How­ever, my friends and fam­ily didn’t agree...

‘You look great, too!’ they said.

Which was when I got the idea…

‘Would you like to help Mummy take a pic­ture?’ I asked my 6-year-old daugh­ter Me­gan.

I al­ways try to see the funny side of life. So I won­dered if could I recre­ate Bey­oncé’s pic­ture in my own way?

Grab­bing a pink, fluffy Pri­mark blan­ket, I draped it round my shoul­ders. Then

I grabbed a veil from Me­gan’s dress­ing-up box.

I only had a pair of shorts and a top on un­der­neath, and my trusty train­ers.

Hand­ing Me­gan my phone, I scooped up the twins and scut­tled into the back gar­den.

‘Can you take some pic­tures of Mummy look­ing like Bey­oncé?’ I asked, as I posed by flow­ers in front of the shed.

Grin­ning, Me­gan clicked away hap­pily. Then my glam­orous pho­to­shoot was over, and she ran off to play with her friends.

Chuck­ling, I sent the pho­tos to my hus­band Peter, who thought they were hi­lar­i­ous.

My best mate Sinead in Canada agreed, en­cour­ag­ing me to post the pic­tures on Face­book. ‘And I’ll share them on Twit­ter,’ she said.

Fine by me! They’d prob­a­bly get a few likes and com­ments…

Only, within two hours, my pic had gone vi­ral, with 2,500 likes and thou­sands of shares!

For the rest of the evening, my phone rang non­stop. Lo­cal news and ra­dio sta­tions called, and Sinead even had jour­nal­ists in Canada ring­ing her, try­ing to reach me!

It was 1am be­fore I put down my phone. But, the next morn­ing, I awoke to hun­dreds of mes­sages, and my face on Ir­ish TV show Ire­land AM!

Within hours, I’d had calls from Amer­i­can news or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing Fox News, Huff­post and ABC.

And it didn’t stop there. For the next week, my pic­tures were pub­lished across the globe.

Even my great-aunt in New Zealand rang to say she’d seen them on the telly – and I’ve not seen her in 20 years!

Of course, there were a few neg­a­tive com­ments from peo­ple who thought I was mock­ing Bey­oncé.

But that wasn’t my in­ten­tion. I just wanted to show the con­trast be­tween a nor­mal mum bat­tling with twin ba­bies, com­pared to an in­ter­na­tional su­per­star, who has stylists, pho­tog­ra­phers, make-up artists and nan­nies.

What started out as just a daft idea ended up giv­ing me more than my 15 min­utes of in­ter­na­tional star­dom.

I may never reach Bey­oncé’s level of fame and for­tune, but that suits me.

I’m per­fectly happy with my nor­mal, fam­ily life, thanks!

Next morn­ing, I awoke to see my face on Ir­ish TV!

…and me! (Well, my stylist had the day off!)

Spot the dif­fer­ence: her...

I’ve got my hands full, but I love it!

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