The plucky Derry native has had her own TV show, she’s the pope’s favorite singer and she’s quite the maverick politician, garnering respectable numbers during her bid for the Irish presidency. Now she finds herself in the role of mother to a model, as her 19-year-old daughter, Ruth Scallon, takes her shot at being the next supermodel.
The pretty, dark-haired Ruth was discovered by talent scouts after she appeared with her mother on the RTE program, “The Lyrics Board.” She was signed to a contract with Irish model agency Assets, home to high profile mannequins like Andrea Roche and Yvonne Connelly (aka Mrs. Ronan Keating).
We just hope that the agency doesn’t ask her to pose in anything too skimpy, or her famously prim maternal unit will be bombarding them with all kinds of everything . . .