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Thalia Heffernan: 'I tried to be a cow to other models… it was too hard'

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Dublin model Thalia Heffernan has opened up about the bitchy side of modelling.

The Irish beauty, who has jetted to Australia for modelling work this summer, has revealed most other models aren’t that nice to her.

“It’s not the most friendly environment. The models don’t really care for you that much. A lot of them just regard you as competition, especially if you’re in any way similar.”

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“The blonde girl might not even speak to me, or the girl with the same skin tone, or the same height,” she said.

“I’m very friendly, maybe a bit too much sometimes, and they don’t know how to react when I bound into a room and they are intimidated by me for the wrong reasons,” she told the Sunday Independent.

“I tried being a cow, too, but it was too hard.”

The 19-year-old, who has been linked to One Direction star Niall Horan, added that she tries to make herself focus on the positive feedback rather than negative comments.

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“People will say how lucky I am, or that they idolise me, or that they admire me, which is nice, and I have to focus on that and not the person who says a negative that pulls me down.”

“It’s a battle, but it’s a battle that comes with the job description. I’m happy with my choice, but it has chosen me, too. I haven’t denied it, and it’s incredible, it really is.”