Thalia Heffernan

Thalia Heffernan

Dancing with the Stars is already glamorous, but this contestant ups the glamour levels pretty significantly. Swapping the catwalk for the dancefloor, it’s model contestant Thalia Heffernan!

International model, Thalia Heffernan, is no stranger to the public eye as one of Ireland’s top models, but how will she cope with the pressure of the dancefloor? “Dance is a whole new discipline for me. I’m a big fan of Disney movies, ever since I saw Belle in Beauty and the Beast as a child I knew I loved dance.

At 21, Thalia is our youngest contestant this year and she sees that working to her advantage, “I’m the youngest competitor, so I hope I can show younger people, boys and girls, that if I can take up dancing they can too, if they want.”

As a model, you expect Thalia to at least have poise and balance on her side but Thalia begs to differ, “I’m very clumsy I fall over constantly, so I hope my dancer is patient and understanding.”

Outside of modeling, Thalia has a passion for animals and has been studying Animal Psychology.

She is signed to Elite Model Management, the same company that discovered Gisele Bündchen, Cindy Crawford and Tyra Banks. She has walked fashion runways around the world from London to Sydney.

Thalia has fronted many campaigns for well-known designers and brands including, John Rocha, Superdry and Brown Thomas.

When it comes to dancing, Thalia is ready for the challenge. “I’m so lazy in the morning but once I get going I’ve quite a lot of energy.”