Vogue Williams urges students not to worry about Leaving Cert results

By Katie Gallagher

Vogue Williams has urged pupils not to worry about Leaving Cert results as she is working in her dream job despite missing out on her chosen course.

The presenter has reached the pinnacle of her career so far after debuting as the host of Virgin Media and Fox Entertainment’s new ratings winning show The Big Deal.

But as teens around the country sat nervously by their phones yesterday awaiting college offers, Vogue reflected on her own experience on the fateful day.

She told the Irish Mirror. “I did so badly in my Leaving Cert. Really badly.

"I thought I was going to go and do architecture in Trinity, but I didn’t get anywhere near the points to do that.”

Vogue went on to do Construction Design and Management at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, before a quantity surveying course at DIT.

Offering words of wisdom to those in a similar position this week, the mum of two said: “I would say there is always a way around doing stuff.

“My stepdad found me a course in Aberdeen I was able to do with my points, and a course I really enjoyed.

“And then I came back and did another one in Ireland.

“Once you have done one degree you can get early access into another one that is similar.

"There is always a way.”

The 35-year-old, from Howth in Dublin, previously revealed she lied to her parents about her Leaving Cert results when she discovered she got 300 points in her exams.

On reflection, the former Fade Street star now feels there is too much pressure put on the system – and urged students not to worry too much about the result.

Vogue said: “I got good grades in school, but when it comes to an exam, and putting all of that pressure on you for one exam... when you mightn’t be feeling well one day.

“Or you might be stressed or anxious, it is a lot of pressure on one exam. I just think people need to not worry as much.”

And speaking about her new gig on the Big Deal, she added: “It’s huge. It is kind of what you work towards as a presenter to get a shiny floor show to myself. I loved it.”

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