Operation Transformation leader Kayleigh signed by model agency

Niamh Broderick

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Niamh Broderick

Assets model agency has signed Operation Transformation leader Kayleigh Yeoman, the Limerick student who has lost nearly two stone in eight weeks.

Assets model agency has signed Operation Transformation leader Kayleigh Yeoman, the Limerick student who has lost nearly two stone in eight weeks.

“I never thought this would happen and it is possibly the best result that could have come out of the show,” said a delighted Kayleigh.

“I am so excited and I’m really happy to get this opportunity. For the moment I’m going to be a plus-size model and to be honest I think I always will be,” added the 19-year-old from Corbally.

“I’d like to do fashion or commercial modelling. Of course every girl wants to be a model at some stage and I’m happy because I’m finally putting myself out there. I was the leader for the younger generation on Operation Transformation and now I’m showing people they don’t have to be perfect to be a model.”

The show ended this week.

“I’m really sad that the show has come to an end because it has been part of my life for eight weeks now. I’m going to miss meeting up with the leaders and the crew and all the things people don’t see on TV. The best part was learning about the healthy lifestyle because now I will be able to maintain it for the future whereas before I would have given up.”

Kayleigh is also on track to take part in the Great Limerick Run in May, along with local man Gary Kirwan, who lost 11 stone last year. She plans to jog the 6km event, while Mr Kirwan is aiming to compete in the new walkers’ marathon section of the race.

Kayleigh was one of five leaders who were originally chosen from hundreds of entrants to The John Murrary Show on RTÉ Radio 1 for the chance to overhaul their health, appearance and lifestyle in an eight week transformation programme. During the course of the show, she lost a total of 25.5 lbs.