Whether we are fashion fanatics or rather detached from the fashion world, we’ve all heard of Laura Whitmore. That’s because fashion isn’t what got her on to tv,  but today it’s what’s paying the bills for her, it seems. Laura Whitmore is an ordinary Irish girl, or rather was until she began her career with MTV. Having spent four years studying Multimedia in DCU this was a dream come true for the Wicklow based student.

Today Laura is the cover of Stella magazine but wait how did that happen? She likes to model of course, in fact she seems to spend more time modelling than she does on tv these days. Designers want Laura promoting their clothes. She has been spotted wearing the likes of Jasper Conran, Armani, Christopher Kane, Nicholas Oakwell, Moschino and Issa to name a few. With a slim figure, lavish blonde hair and cheek bones crafted to perfection, she’s an obvious choice. The girl is stunning after all!

Laura even made it as the face for BBC’s ‘Go Bearfaced’ campaign this Autumn. Her slogan was ‘Swap your make-up for a paw-print’. We all know you had a little bit of make-up on though, Laura. No one looks that good without it…

Hosting ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ certainly gives Laura an opportunity to show off her style in the jungle in this Winter. We’ll see her in skirts, shorts, tank tops and maybe bikini’s if you’re lucky boys.

But should we consider Laura Whitmore a fashion icon? Yes she dresses beautifully and always looks divine but is this due to her own taste or are these clothes chosen for Laura by the various labels? Maybe Laura is like the rest of us, an ordinary fashion follower keeping up to date with what’s in now and what’s emerging onto the fashion scene in the upcoming weeks.

When we see photos of Laura as a young girl, the last question were asking is ‘’Where did she get that skirt?’’. She was a normal girl, a very normal girl. And she was normally dressed and probably quite cheaply dressed too. But with fame comes money and with money comes clothes for women. So we need to ask ourselves if Laura is the person we get our inspiration from or is it the labels she’s wearing we owe our thanks to. After all, Laura doesn’t have her own fashion label, she simply wears well known ones like everyone else.

By Emily Looney