Dublin model Holly Carpenter has told how a Tinder imposter has been using her photos to catfish unwitting lonelyhearts.
The former Miss Ireland from Raheny posted a screenshot of the dodgy profile on her Twitter feed, writing: “Someone is using my photos on Tinder to catfish people.
“They’re claiming their name is Tara and yet the plate in front of me says ‘Happy Birthday HOLLY’ ffs.”
The profile says that the person’s name is Tara and is aged 25.
“Tara” claims to be a business student at Queen’s University in Belfast.
The profile further goes on to that “Tara” loves garlic dip and asks to not “reply if under six foot”.
The picture shows Holly smiling in front of a chocolate brownie with ice cream with “Happy Birthday Holly” written on the plate with chocolate sauce.
Catfishing refers to the act of pretending to be someone else on social media to trick people.
Twitter users were amused by the post.
One person quipped: “Strong intro ‘love garlic dip’.”
A second person asked her to pull a reverse catfish.
They said: “Pull a reverse catfish; set up your own fake account with a mates pic, then contact those using your pic and arrange to meet up for a drink.
“Would be interesting to find out who they actually are and why the hell they would do this?”
Another person said: “I mean at least take the pics of someone that isn’t high profile.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened to Holly.
Back in 2015, Holly discovered that someone in Cork photoshopped her features onto topless pictures and sent it to people on Whatsapp.
They also made a fake Tinder profile of her and were talking to men pretending to be Holly.
Holly confronted the person and they told her that they didn’t get much attention from guys so they loved the attention they were getting while pretending to be her.
Eventually things got nasty and Holly was forced to block the person.
And she isn’t the only Irish celebrity who’s had their identity stolen on dating apps.
Laura Whitmore had an imposter use her name and pictures on Tinder in 2017.
Source: Celebrity News Ireland