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Niamh Gormley storms catwalk like her big sister Kiera

By Amanda Ferguson

She's got the look – and so does her big sister.

Belfast teenager Niamh Gormley looks set for big things in the world of modelling after being signed to one of the most prestigious agencies on the globe.

And if she needs any advice, the 19-year-old can just ask her older sister Kiera, who is already on the books of Storm in London.

The girls join the likes supermodels Cara Delevingne (inset bottom), Cindy Crawford (inset top) and Kate Moss on its register of beauties.

Niamh, a Queen's University Belfast English literature student, told the Belfast Telegraph she was aiming for model stardom after Storm added her to its books.

Kiera has been with the agency for quite some time and counts shoots for Grazia magazine and cosmetics giant MAC among the glamorous work she has done.

The sisters get their height from their father Raymond and their striking good looks from their mother Annette.

"The family think it's great I am following in Kiera's footsteps," Niamh said. "She's a model with Storm too. There are lots of opportunities with modelling. I am excited about it."

Proud mum Annette said she was proud of her daughters

"We are proud of all our children and all they have achieved," she said.

"Niamh has followed the steps of her older sister and we are excited to see what the future will bring, not just for her but for all of them. Our motto is, 'be grateful and be happy'."

The ambitious former Dominican College pupil, from the Cliftonville area of north Belfast, knows what she wants from life and has always dreamed of pursuing a modelling career.

"I did a bit of modelling a year ago," Niamh said.

"I didn't want to get signed in Ireland, I wanted to be signed by Storm, so I went over and they liked me.

"It looks after the world's best models and they get the chance to travel all over the world."

Niamh, who is 5ft 9in and a dress size six, counts Delevingne and Rosie Tapner among her favourite models and hopes to emulate some of their international success with Storm.

But, for the meantime, she is going to concentrate on finishing her studies and model in her spare time and during the academic holidays.

"I am going to complete my degree and then I want to model full-time," she said. "I am doing editorial and magazines, and look forward to living with Kiera.

"I was signed in the new year and was going over in my spare time between uni.

"I've just spent six weeks in London and I am going back at the end of May for five months."

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