It was a blub fest with Ellis, Erin and Amber all welling up at some point during the day, Amber and Ellis got upset as they spoke about Amber’s alopecia and how she has overcome the stigmas surrounding it. Erin came very close to tears as she spoke about her concerns for all the girls in the competition and what they will have to go through when they are in the spotlight and subject to critiscism. She also said that the aim of the show was all about building the girls confidence. (This woman is fast becoming the ethical and moral face of fashion, she’s incredible).
On a more exciting note, Sharon Touhey from Co. Offaly got the chance to shoot for Irish designer Ciaran Sweeney. The shoot was carried out in Paris by Dubliner Tony Higgins and featured scenes with a black horse under the Eiffel Tower in very chilly weather.
The final tears of the night though were at elimination time as Ellis chose Carrie-Ann, Amber and Sharon to accompany her to New York for next weeks episode. Making the gorgeous Laura Keohane, (from Co. Cork) the latest contestant to leave the competition. Read episode 4 post here and episode 6 here).