Big Brother’s Orlaith McAllister looks incredible 17 years after quitting fame for new job

BIG Brother star Orlaith McAllister looks incredible 17 years after quitting fame to become an estate agent.

The former model – who appeared on the Channel 4 reality show back in 2005 – returned to Ireland to pursue a new career.

Orlaith McAllister appeared on the 2005 series of Big Brother

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Orlaith McAllister appeared on the 2005 series of Big BrotherCredit: Channel 4
The former model is now an estate agent

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The former model is now an estate agentCredit: instagram

The TV star, then 26, took part in Big Brother’s sixth series which was eventually won by Anthony Hutton.

At the time, she admitted she was “carefree” and without a “worry in the world”, even snogging housemate Makosi Musambasi in the famous house.

The Irish contestant swapped fame for a career as an estate agent at one of the most renowned agents in Northern Ireland at CPS Property.

The star regularly shares stunning gym snaps and photos in her lingerie on social media.

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The mum-of-two returned to TV screens briefly in 2017 for the dating show Beauty Queen and Single.

She previously opened up about her time on the popular show., saying it was a chapter in her life she doesn’t regret.

“I absolutely loved that experience. You have different chapters in your life and that was just one of the chapters of my life that I would never change,” she told the Belfast Telegraph in 2019.

“You had no worries or responsibilities or worries. That was my life then. I lived in London afterwards and that was a chapter in my life which was very, very colourful.

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“We had Channel Four, Davina McCall, Russell Brand and Dermot O’Leary. It was just one of those moments that I look back on and think, that it was a real ‘wow moment’ for me because the people that I met and the circles that I mixed in was amazing.

“I had an incredible experience. I had a lot of opportunities and I chose to fall in love and had a baby and my life then changed and that chapter in London closed. And life became motherhood in Belfast for me.”

The star recently warned about the dangers of reality TV and said she’s grateful social media wasn’t around during her time.

“I know the pressures I had and I didn’t even have social media,” she told the Irish Mirror.

“I know how it made me feel as a person when I came out of the show and the public were just there and newspaper articles were written about me.

“It’s having that thicker skin and being able to manage it, people can say such hurtful stuff.”

The qualified personal trainer added: “I really feel so lucky I didn’t have to endure that backlash on social media, no matter if you’re the nicest person, it’s all about how you’re edited on that show.

“It just takes one foul person to say something nasty, it’s very sad, but you need to be strong.”

The Irish star said she has no regrets about her time on the reality show

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The Irish star said she has no regrets about her time on the reality showCredit: Instagram
Orlaith is a qualified personal trainer

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Orlaith is a qualified personal trainerCredit: instagram