When I first heard about RTÉ’s The Model Agent I was a little sceptical until I read that (Fiona) Ellis and super supermodel, Erin O’Connor were playing a part in it. Not only that, it seemed, they were playing quite a big part in the show. Therefore I was a little slow on the uptake but finally got around to watching the show this week as six gorgeous girls were reduced to five;
Dublin’s Amber Jean Rowan
along with Carrie-Anne Burton from Belfast
…as well as Sharon Touhey (Offaly), Laura Keohane and Jennifer Foley (both from Cork).
What was impressive about all the contestants is that they all seemed so dignified and charming. A little naïve certainly, but what 18-year-old who had never been to London before wouldn’t be bewildered wandering its busy streets.
When you compared this show to its UK and US counterpart and seeing the bitchiness and cat-fights, I can’t help but wonder what kind of company would hire a girl like that to feature as the face of their brand?
The next episode of The Model Agent is on Monday 11th May, RTÉ 2.