Anyway, this babe had options and now she's cashing in.
A former Miss World has been awarded £70,000 in damages after suing no-frills carrier Ryanair for defamation.How on earth can anyone can imply she's racist for suggesting an Irish airline use more Irish models? Heck, if they look anything like her, they'd be negligent not to.
A jury at the High Court in Dublin yesterday ruled that publicity by the airline implied model Rosanna Davison, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh, was racist, xenophobic, jealous and narrow-minded.
The case centred on a press release posted on Ryanair’s website in November 2008 in response to remarks Miss Davison, 27, made the previous day in a newspaper.
Asked what she thought of the lack of any Irish women in Ryanair’s 2009 charity calendar of bikini-clad cabin crew, she said: ‘If I was (organising) it, I would have made sure Irish women were involved because it’s an Irish charity and Irish fundraising.’
The airline’s release said the comments by Miss Davison, who was crowned Miss World in 2003, ‘bordered on racism and demonstrated an elitist attitude against Ryanair’s international cabin crew’.
A barrister for Ms Davison told Dublin's High Court that under Ireland's libel laws her only options were to sue Ryanair or crawl under a rock.
'The damage is still being done,' said Declan Doyle SC, referring to the statement still on the airline's website.
'The fact the defendant still hasn't apologised is still out there.'