Nicoleta Chiorean, a personal trainer and owner of a Carlow gym is one of the finalist for the Face of Ireland competition to become a model.

Choiorean has said that modelling has been her dream for as long as she can remember according to the Carlow Nationalist.

"I never dared to enter such a show. I am shy and I always compared myself with the best girls in the business and I thought I didn’t have a chance.

“I said to myself, ‘This is my last chance’. I’m 30 now, so even if I don’t get anything out of it at least I know I tried.”