A model approach to living

by Gazette Reporter
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KARL Bowe, this year’s Mr Ireland, is an actor, model, presenter, host and, of course, a true Dub at heart, hailing from Crumlin.
Bowe has had a varied career and most recently appeared on our screens playing an estate agent in TV3’s Red Rock.
Having conquered the Irish scene, Bowe has plans to make the move across the pond and kickstart his career in London.
With so much going on, it’s no surprise we asked Mr Ireland what a typical day in his life is like.
He said: “I’m a bad sleeper, so I’m always awake early. I hit the gym at 9am every morning without fail, usually spend about an hour and half there and then come back and get some breakfast.
“After that, you never know where the day can lead; it could be a casting or auditions, TV commercials.
“Some of my Mr Ireland duties would include photo shoots, too.”
Bowe is not represented by anyone in Ireland, and everything goes through him.
However, since his appearance on Take Me Out in the UK, he has had some work over there.
“The work over here in Ireland isn’t consistent enough at the moment, I’m planning a move over to the UK to sign with BMA [models agency in London] – they have sent me for a lot of castings and the work is starting to pile up over in London.
“I’m a trained actor and the dream would be to play James Bond, but the aim is to get into a soap.
“I just want to make a living doing something I love. It’s a big step up and a gamble, but acting is what I want to do,” he said.
Bowe takes a break at weekends. “I always visit my granny in Terenure, and go to mass every Saturday night, then I might go and have a few pints somewhere and really just relax and take it handy.”
For nights out, Bowe has a few choice places. “Fire Restaurant at the Mansion House is my favourite place. I prefer cocktail bars over clubs, so Copan Rathmines, or Capitol Bar, Lillies Bordello would be my club of choice; I might go there on a bank holiday weekend.”

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