CONOR McGregor’s sister is clearly determined to prove that his fighting spirit runs in the family.
Dublin-born Aoife McGregor, 30, is launching her own fashion and beauty brand next year and admits the plan is “world domination”.
Earlier this year mixed martial artist Conor, 29, earned a staggering £77million for fighting boxing icon Floyd Mayweather.
Since his lucrative payday, his sisters Aoife and Erin, 34, have been making the most of the family fortune, flashing the cash on extravagant pool parties, Rolex watches and expensive handbags.
The pair were criticised on social media for “p*****g away” their brother’s money, but shut down their critics, with Aoife telling trolls they were having “too much fun spending it”.
Now Aoife wants to step out of the shadow of her infamous brother and make a name for herself as a fashion and beauty entrepreneur.
She revealed: “I’m not going to say what it is but I am bringing out my own collection.
“Two different collections under my name. The plan for the future is world domination. I want to do Ireland and the world.”
She told how her brother’s “amazing self-belief” is the driving force behind her ambitious plans.
“I’m learning to have that,” Aoife told the Irish Independent.
“It is making me think, if he can do it, I can do it. He is so inspiring to be around.
“I think his drive has given me drive to do what I want to do.
“So watching him conduct his businesses, and watching his dreams manifest in front of all of us, and in front of the world, has made me want to chase my dreams.”
The fighting legend’s family comes from humble beginnings, with Conor surviving on dole payments for years during his journey to the top.
Aoife started out as a sales rep for make-up brand Mac in her early 20s, then trained as a make-up artist when she was made redundant.
She credits her mum Margaret for inspiring her love of beauty, having watched her do her nails on Friday nights while she was growing up.
“I can still smell the glue,” Aoife recalled.
“She would have taken her nails off at night and the next morning I would stick them on myself and go around the house and pretend I was her.”
These days Aoife, who got married to partner Mark Elliot last New Year’s Eve, is used to rubbing shoulders with the stars at her brother’s fights, but she insists she is determined to remain grounded.
Speaking about meeting celebrities, she said: “We are there to support Conor.
“That’s the only time we get to see all these celebs is at these fights. So I don’t even notice them.
“I am there to support my brother, and to be there for him. I don’t even flinch when they walk by.
“Leonardo DiCaprio could walk by and I don’t notice him, because I am not there for that.
“We met Kanye West after the fight – he came backstage and shook my dad’s hand and my hand, and he was really nice.”
She added that Conor is very protective of his two sisters, “like any baby brother”.
Last week, The Irish Sun revealed that Erin is close to signing on the dotted line for RTE’s Dancing With The Stars.
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Ambitious Kendall Jenner is the highest-earning model on the planet — and learnt it all from her famously pushy mum Kris Jenner
MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout. Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows. Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, […]
MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout.
Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows.
Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, 37, off the top spot for the first time in 15 years.
Kendall, half sister of Kim Kardashian, made £17million last year. Not bad for a girl who, as early episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will attest, certainly wasn’t born with supermodel looks.
While pretty, Kendall did not have the otherworldly beauty or natural star quality possessed, for example, by a young Kate Moss.
But what she lacked in raw potential, Kendall made up for with ambition in bucketloads.
Kendall walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris in 2016[/caption]
The supermodel wowed in this sheer dress at the Met Gala[/caption]
Keeping Up With The Kardashians started in 2007 and is still going strong[/caption]
In a letter she wrote to herself, aged 14, which she read out recently on America’s Tonight Show, she said: “My goal in life is to become a big-time model and travel to really amazing places. And I’m really excited to read this in the future.”
All the Kardashian-Jenner sisters know that ambition can get you just about anywhere.
It is a lesson they learned from their famously pushy mother, Kris.
Even Kendall’s part in the much-derided Pepsi ad of April 2017, which saw her bringing a protest to a halt with a can of the fizzy drink, left her unscathed.
Kendall is the face of fashion and lingerie brand La Perla[/caption]
The brunette beauty was thrust into the limelight at a young age on Keeping Up With The Kardashians[/caption]
She claimed to be ignorant of the multi-million pound ad’s tone-deaf message, sobbing afterwards: “I would never purposely hurt someone, ever. If I knew this was gonna be the outcome, I would have never done something like this.”
Amid reports that Kris was furious with the soft drinks giant, Pepsi put out a statement apologising for “putting Kendall Jenner in this position”.
Neither Kendall nor Kris were about to let the Pepsi ad ruin her career, especially as, according to Kendall, it had been so hard won.
She insists: “People think that this (success) just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me.”
Kendall began her modelling career walking for Marc Jacobs in New York Fashion Week at 18[/caption]
Since her first show Kendall has gone on to be the face of many high profile brands[/caption]
Her family name did not seem to count against her when she made her catwalk debut aged 18 in the Marc Jacobs show, the most coveted gig of New York Fashion Week.
It was quite the coup for a newbie, not least because Katie Grand, the superstylist who cast the 2014 show, admitted she was “underwhelmed” by Kendall on their first meeting.
Nevertheless, thanks to some pressure from Kendall’s agent, Grand gave Kendall a second chance and was impressed by her “super-ambitious and super-professional” attitude.
Kendall’s appearance at the show, wearing a nipple-baring sheer top, caused a storm. She found herself booked for top designers including Chanel, Giles Deacon and Karl Lagerfeld.
Kendall stuns off the catwalk as well as on it[/caption]
She also had major success as part of French designer Olivier Rousteing’s “Balmain army”. Rousteing happens to be a close friend of Kendall’s sister Kim and her husband Kanye West.
Kendall’s meteoric rise caused some resentment among other models and Kendall was allegedly bullied by jealous rivals who would put cigarettes in her drinks — although she has denied this.
Whether or not her name and connections got Kendall a leg up into the fashion industry, one thing is for sure — she has a social media reach that many of her counterparts can’t hope to match.
The Kardashian-Jenner family are no strangers to the spotlight[/caption]
On Instagram she has 85million followers, compared to Gisele, who has 13.5million, and a photo of her lying on the floor with her hair in heart formations is one of the most “liked” posts of all time.
Brands understand how powerful that is. On the day she was signed as the face of Estee Lauder in 2014, the company received six times more visitors to their website, 90 per cent of whom were first timers.
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And what of that not-so-God-given beauty?
Kendall has always denied having any cosmetic enhancement, but her nose appears slimmer, her lips plumper and her cheeks fuller than in her early years — although this could just be clever make-up.
Natural or not, it is a face you better get used to, because we will all be seeing plenty more of Kendall Jenner.
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Paul Hollywood’s neighbours brand him ‘obnoxious and rude’ and are glad to see the back of him – but think his estranged wife Alex is ‘lovely’
PAUL Hollywood’s neighbours have branded him “rude and arrogant” after he infuriated locals in his posh village in Kent. According to The Daily Star the Bake Off presenter – who announced he was divorcing wife Alex this week, hasn’t been seen at his £1.4million farmhouse in over a month, and it appears to be a case […]
PAUL Hollywood’s neighbours have branded him “rude and arrogant” after he infuriated locals in his posh village in Kent.
According to The Daily Star the Bake Off presenter – who announced he was divorcing wife Alex this week, hasn’t been seen at his £1.4million farmhouse in over a month, and it appears to be a case of “good riddance.”
A source revealed that Paul’s close neighbour can’t stand him, disclosing: “He’s not viewed well in the area.
“A lot of people say he’s quite obnoxious. She doesn’t like him. She says he’s arrogant.”
They added: “His wife’s lovely. He’s very noisy, sometimes revving his cars loudly.
“No-one has got a great opinion of him.”
However a spokesman for Paul said: “These allegations are simply untrue.”
Neighbours will be relieved to know that the baker has fled to the mountains in the wake of his divorce news.
He decided to take himself as far away as possible for a break in the wilderness after a tough week.
Taking to Instagram, Paul posted a picture of stunning snow topped mountains and wrote: “Awesome view”.
However, he quickly deleted the snap perhaps out of fear that someone would discover the location of the mystery mountains.
Paul could have spent his hike contemplating his financial situation as he could be set to lose £5million in his divorce.
Paul, who has a son aged 16 with Alex, is now thought to be holed up nearby in the same rented pad he escaped to after confessing to his affair with US Bake Off co-presenter Marcela Valladolid.
A source revealed: “In the last few months, Alex had completely given up on their relationship.
“The trust was totally gone. She just didn’t want to make it work anymore. She feels fame has changed him.
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He’s not the same man she fell for all those years ago.
“He used to joke about just being a simple baker when he first became well-known, but these days that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“He’s a huge star, and he knows it. He’s had all the success he could ever have dreamed of, but she fears it has gone to his head.”
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Pregnant Cara De La Hoyde reveals baby bump pic as she hits back at back trolls and embraces her body
PREGNANT Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde has fought back against cruel trolls who have mocked a naked magazine shoot of her bump. The star looked radiant as she posted the snap online, revealing her almost full turn bump completely nude. This week I have seen so much negativity towards us girls and how […]
PREGNANT Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde has fought back against cruel trolls who have mocked a naked magazine shoot of her bump.
The star looked radiant as she posted the snap online, revealing her almost full turn bump completely nude.
Alongside the picture, the stunning star has revealed that she has learned to love and embrace her body’s changes during her pregnancy, and has encouraged others to do the same.
Writing next to the snap, which was taken for Closer magazine, she wrote: “This week I have seen so much negativity towards us girls and how we look at our bodies , which is never helped by these keyboard trolls.
“So I want to embrace my body right now I’m the biggest iv ever been and I it!”
Revealing how pregnancy has effected her body as her baby continues to grow, Cara wrote: “Iv got more stretch marks cellulite and lumps where they weren’t before, but I’m the happiest iv ever been Women are beautiful no matter the size shape or colour [sic].”
“Imperfections are what make us, us! So [middle finger to] the haters & trolls, start to you for you remember you are unique ”
However, rather than celebrate her positive messages, her followers criticised her for choosing to post an airbrushed version of her bump pic.
Not one to be taken down, the star – who is due any day now – hit back, and added: “for all you negative Nora’s commenting, I just wanted to promote some happiness, but you can see the unedited photo on my insta story right now)”
In the story, Cara showed the unaired picture in all its glory – and even circled her new stretch marks and bump marks in order to shut the trolls up for good.
The couple have appeared on Towie since leaving Love Island – and have become regular guest stars[/caption]
Ahead of the baby’s birth, Cara has rekindled her romance with her Love Island boyfriend and baby daddy Nathan Massey.
After seven months apart, The Sun Online confirmed they’re back together after reconciling.
A close friend of Cara’s told us: “Cara and Nathan are very happy at the moment, I think the baby has bought them closer together and I’ve never seen Cara so happy.
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“They’ve been out on romantic dates and they’ve been spending the a night together every couple of weeks.”
The insider added: “Cara and Nathan are not living together but it’s been rumoured that this is the next natural step for them both. They’re going to make the perfect family.”
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