Rosanna Davison

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Rosanna Davison
Beauty pageant titleholder
Rosanna Davison 2003.jpg
Rosanna Davison in 2008
Born Rosanna Diane Davison
(1984-04-17) 17 April 1984 (age 30)
County Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Ireland 2003
(Winner)
Miss World 2003
(Winner)
Miss World Europe 2003

Rosanna Diane Davison (born 17 April 1984) is an Irish actress, singer, model and beauty queen who was the winner of the Miss World 2003 title.[1] She is the daughter of musician Chris de Burgh, and the song "For Rosanna" was written by her father for his 1986 album, Into The Light in her honour.

Education[edit]

Born in County Dublin, Ireland, Davison's primary school education was at Aravon School, in County Wicklow. She then attended Rathdown School, Glenageary, County Dublin. She was class prefect before graduating and completing her leaving certificate examinations in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from University College Dublin with an arts degree in Sociology and Art History.[2]

She has recently enrolled on a part-time course in Dublin with a view to becoming a qualified nutritional therapist. [3]

Miss World[edit]

In August 2003, she entered the Miss Ireland finals in Dublin, and winning the competition, found herself competing for the title of Miss World. December 2003 saw Davison, along with 106 other contestants, compete in the Miss World competition in Sanya, China. Rosanna went on to win the crown and is the first Irish entrant ever to win the Miss World title since it started in 1951. During Davison's reign, she travelled to the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, Poland and her native Ireland.[citation needed]

Modeling and film career[edit]

Davison is currently the face of ‘Holiday On Ice’, and has also been involved in two campaigns for Newbridge Silverware and Rally England.[citation needed]

She is signed to Storm Model Management in the UK.

In the summer of 2009, Davison starred alongside Irish actor Richard Wall in Vena,[citation needed] in which she played his girlfriend. The movie was directed by photographer and director Kevin Abosch.[citation needed]

In February 2012, she came second in a poll to find Ireland's most desirable Valentines.[4]

From October 2013, she started presenting slots on LFC TV, the dedicated television channel for Liverpool F.C..[5]

Personal life[edit]

Davison has been in a relationship with Wesley Quirke since 2006, They got engaged in 2013, and they wed in the summer of 2014[6] Rosanna followed a vegetarian diet for more than a decade, but recently transitioned to a vegan diet to propel training for the Galway Ironman, an event that consists of a half marathon, 90 kilometer bike ride, and 1.9 kilometer swim.[7] She posed naked in a PETA ad campaign promoting a vegan diet.[8]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lynda Duffy
Miss Ireland
2003
Succeeded by
Natasha Nic Gairbheith
Preceded by
none
Miss World Beach Beauty
2003
Succeeded by
United States Nancy Randall
Preceded by
Turkey Azra Akın
Miss World
2003
Succeeded by
Peru Maria Julia Mantilla