Sinéad Burke praised for her inspiring interview on The Late Late Show

She appeared on the show last night


Sinéad Burke has been praised for her inspiring interview on The Late Late Show last night.

During her appearance on the show, Sinéad, who was born with achondroplasia, spoke about meeting Meghan Markle for the first time – before she selected her to appear on the front cover of British Vogue’s September issue as a “force for change”.

She told host Ryan Tubridy: “I met her when Prince Harry and herself came to Ireland on a state visit, I met her at a garden party and the first thing that she did was come down to my level to speak with me, there was no instruction to do that action, but she did it almost immediately.”

“Then it turns out she was curating the September issue of British Vogue and when she was picking 15 forces for change all over the world, somehow she remembered me and picked me and put me in that category.”

“Along with Laverne Cox, who was the first trans person to be on the cover of Vogue, I was the first little person to be on the cover of Vogue,” she continued.

“For me that’s important, not actually for me personally, but I would have done anything for that when I was 15, walking into a newsagent and seeing somebody that looked like me in a space that I could do nothing but dream to be part of.”

“My big interest now is, what do the 15-year-olds in Ireland now give themselves permission to dream, because if one person has done it, that means they can do it.”

Following her appearance on the show, many took to Twitter to praise Sinéad for her inspirational words.