Glenda Gilson

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Glenda Gilson
Born (1981-03-08) 8 March 1981 (age 33)
Ireland
Modeling information
Height 1.778 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Green
Measurements 34B"-24"-36"

Glenda Gilson (born 8 March 1981) is an Irish model and television presenter.

Career[edit]

Beauty[edit]

Gilson represented Ireland in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic in 2002 in Oahu and went on to win the title for Europe.[1] Her success secured widespread international exposure, as she appeared in the pages of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Company and Ireland's own VIP . Gilson made two guest appearances in Katherine Lynch's Wonderwomen.

Presenting[edit]

In August 2006, Gilson embarked on a presenting career, appearing as the face of Irish music channel Bubble Hits hosting the news and entertainment show Glenda's Showbiz Gossip. In 2008, she soon found a new home for her celebrity gossip insight and fashion knowledge by joining TV3's Xposé team on a part-time basis before becoming a permanent fixture as of 2009. She appeared as a contestant on the RTÉ reality show, Celebrity Bainisteoir.

Amongst some of the celebrities she has interviewed are Michael Douglas, Cameron Diaz, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen, Tony Bennett, Matthew McConaughey, Hilary Duff, Zac Efron, Michael Bublé and Breffney Morgan. She counts Linda Martin and Twink as close "gal pals".

Legal difficulties[edit]

Gilson and her brother Damien could face jail after consistently refusing to comply with court orders in relation to the liquidation of their car company. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan said in May 2011 that Ms Gilson and her brother are “not compliant” with the rules and described the situation as “extremely serious” and “the motion for attachment and committal still stands.”[2] In 2012 Gilson was revealed to be a tax defaulter.[3][4] On 14 September 2012 she was named on the Revenue list of tax defaulters as having been required to pay €73,000 including interest and penalties.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gilson is a niece of former Fianna Fáil politician Liam Lawlor, who died in a car accident in Russia in October 2005.[6] She was at one stage involved in a high-profile relationship with Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV3
  2. ^ O'Hora, Ailish (30 May 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: Model Glenda Gilson could face jail". Irish Independent. 
  3. ^ Lynch, Suzanne (14 September 2012). "Glenda Gilson makes tax settlement with Revenue". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Cunningham, Grainne (14 September 2012). "Model Glenda Gilson makes €73,000 tax settlement". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0914/model-gilson-named-on-defaulters-list-business.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  6. ^ Barry Egan (20 August 2006). "'It's still weird to think that Liam is gone'". Irish Independent. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gilson talks about O'Driscoll break-up". RTÉ. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Brian O'Driscoll's model ex facing jail over liquidation of luxury car sales company". Daily Mail (London). 28 June 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011.