Glamorous Kerrie McMahon believes she’s “the last person” that people would expect to see on the cover of glossy magazines if they knew her personally.
The 28-year-old Dubliner recently stunned on the front of FHM, but admits she isn’t the same as how she comes across in her “glamour persona”.
The Los Angeles-based blonde, who’s also a published author, told the Irish Mirror that everything started as soon as she did a cover shoot for Maxim South Africa.
She said: “It was from this that I got the opportunity to do the FHM. I was equally excited and nervous about it.
“I was really shy growing up and I still kind of am. I think I’m the last person anyone would ever expect to see in a men’s magazine!
“I’ve kind of learnt to disassociate now from that glamour persona versus how I actually am.
“My family much prefer the non sexy shoots but they have learnt that it’s part and parcel of the modeling world.”
Kerrie has been living on and off in LA since 2014 and confessed her life was “quite sheltered” before she moved away from home for the first time.
Last year, she was granted a visa for her modelling work and has no plans to move back home any time soon.
She said: “Initially I wanted to try living away from home. I’d literally never been away from my mum for more than two weeks before then.
“It was about four years ago, and I was at a crossroads in life. Looking back now I have no idea how I ever did it!
“I had no plan and no contacts there but I think I was just really ready for a new adventure, having led quite a sheltered life until then.
“I loved it from the start, I literally felt at home the moment I landed at LAX. I’ll never forget that feeling of positive energy I had on arrival.
“I went back and forward a lot for the next few years between LA and Ireland. So much changed for me during that time that I could never have foreseen.
“What felt like about 100 flights later, I moved permanently to live and work there in 2017 when I was officially granted my modeling visa.”
She continued: “I have got some good modeling contracts for the next three years so I don’t see myself moving home anytime soon. I want to take all the opportunities while they come to me.”
Source: Celebrity News Ireland