Rosanna Davison in 2016
|Born||Rosanna Diane Davison
(1984-04-17) 17 April 1984
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Title||Miss Ireland 2003
Miss World 2003
Miss World Europe 2003
|Spouse(s)||Wesley Quirke (m. 2014)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Rosanna Diane Davison (born 17 April 1984) is an Irish actress, singer, writer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2003. She is the daughter of musician Chris de Burgh, and the song “For Rosanna” was written by her father for his 1986 album, Into the Light in her honour.
Born in County Dublin, Ireland, Davison’s primary school education was at Aravon School, in County Wicklow. She then attended Rathdown School, Glenageary, County Dublin. She was class prefect before graduating and completing her leaving certificate examinations in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from University College Dublin with an arts degree in Sociology and Art History.
She enrolled in a part-time course in Dublin with a view to becoming a qualified nutritional therapist.
In August 2003, she entered the Miss Ireland finals in Dublin, and winning the competition, found herself competing for the title of Miss World. December 2003 saw Davison, along with 106 other contestants, compete in the Miss World competition in Sanya, China. Rosanna went on to win the crown and is the first Irish entrant ever to win the Miss World title since it started in 1951. During Davison’s reign, she travelled to the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, South Africa, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Barbados, Indonesia, Poland and her native Ireland.
Modelling and film career
She is signed to Storm Model Management in the UK.
In the summer of 2009, Davison starred alongside Irish actor Richard Wall in Vena, in which she played his girlfriend. The movie was directed by photographer and director Kevin Abosch.
In February 2012, she came second in a poll to find Ireland’s most desirable Valentines.
Harry Hill: An Audience with Harry Hill (2004) Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005) Miss Great Britain Final 2010 (2011) Ringsend (2017) The Wake (2017)
She has revealed that they had no plans to start a family any time soon and that she would be keeping her maiden name.
Rosanna followed a vegetarian diet for more than a decade, but recently transitioned to a vegan diet to propel training for the Galway Ironman, an event that consists of a half-marathon, 90-kilometre bike ride and 1.9-kilometre swim. She posed naked in a PETA ad campaign promoting a vegan diet.
In February 2015 she signed a publishing deal with Gill Books for her first cookery book, Eat Yourself Beautiful, which was released in August 2015 and went on to be a best-seller.