Amanda Brunker

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Amanda Brunker (born 12 June 1974) is a novelist, journalist/columnist with the Irish Sunday World tabloid newspaper,[1] and former Miss Ireland.

After attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School she turned to modelling, entering and winning the Miss Ireland competition in 1991 when she was 17 years old.[2]


She has continued modelling, acted in the film Head Rush,[3] had a cameo role on the former Irish soap Glenroe, been a nightclub hostess and presented her own late night TV show The Dinner Party.[4]

She published her first novel, entitled Champagne Kisses,[5] on 25 June 2008, followed in June 2009 by a sequel, Champagne Babes.

In late May 2008 she appeared on the Irish chat show, The Late Late Show, to promote her then forthcoming debut novel. During the interview she confirmed that she and her partner had become engaged to be married during a holiday in New York, a story that had appeared the previous February in the Irish Independent, and on its linked website.[6]

She participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir managing Aughrim GAA Club, Wicklow.[7]

In December 2014 she took to Twitter to appeal for help in finding her missing dog, Alfie the Greyhound. [8]


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