Nadia Forde ready for the jungle (in reality an old banana plantation very close to civilisation)
In 2006, singer Mylene Klass had a shower in a white bikini in series six of strangely addictive reality TV game show I'm a Celebrity get me out of Here. The ratings were boosted enormously and became the number one viewed clip on YouTube for a time. Not surprisingly, the producers have since actively sought out other young women who can do the same.
Nadia Forde in I'm a Celebrity get me out of Here
This series' bikini totty is Irish model and singer Nadia Forde who nobody in Britain had heard of at all. This is not surprising as many of the contestants are D list at best.
No doubt Nadia is hoping for a similar raising of profile which Mylene achieved and a slightly revealing shot of her in the shower has already made the newspapers.
There have been some rude comments about her figure but Triple P thinks she looks delightfully womanly and not like a stick with stuck on plastic breasts like Kendra Wilkinson and Melanie Sykes. Wide hips, solid haunches, soft looking stomach. Perfect!
Since several previous contestants (such as Playboy Playmate Kayla Collins in 2010) have tried to launch swimsuit lines on the back (front?) of their I'm a Celebrity appearances the female contestants have been limited to just three bikinis. Nadia has an animal print one, a red one and this green one which made an appearance yesterday.
She has already taken the opportunity to launch her second calendar (above) while she is in the "jungle" and on the evidence of that she looks very fine indeed.
Nadia's only claim to fame, as far as British audiences go (she may be a little bit more famous in Ireland where she appears on a number of TV shows) is that she is the ex-girlfriend of golfer Rory McIlroy. Or not. They claim to be "just good friends".and she denies being the reason he broke up with Dansish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.
Forde was born in Dublin in 1989. From the age of nine she was brought up by her grandmother when her parents split up. She has some Italian blood which explains her sultry looks, which are very much to Triple P's taste!
Best known for being a lingerie model, I'm a Celebrity is not her first experience of reality TV as she has been appearing in Nadia Goes to Hollywood on Irish TV. This shows her recording her first single and trying out (unsuccessfully, presumably) to break America.
Her next single is due out in January and no doubt she will be hoping her jungle appearance will boost sales. No doubt she will also employ tasteful outfits such as this, too.
She has also sung the Irish national anthem at an Irish international football match against Sweden last year.
She has appeared in FHM and ranked 94th in their 2014 sexiest women ranking. No doubt she will be aiming for a higher score next year,
Nadia's modelling career really took off in 2009 when she was working part time at a radio station. She seems serious about her music and that seems to be the area she wants to push.
She is friends with a number of other Irish models including Georgia Salpa, who we have featured on the Adventures of Triple P in the past.
So far, in the jungle she has not had a lot to do and her quiet demeanor means that she has been rather overwhelmed by some of the other more strident jungle inhabitants. Maybe we need to see her eat some kangaroo testicles.
Still, she is a very lovely girl with that lovely lilting Irish accent (and Triple P has some fond memories of one Irish girl in particular) and she obviously has a master plan around pushing her career. Let's hope she succeeds, as we would be very happy to see a lot more of her.