SEXY Belfast model Katie Larmour has revealed although she’s been shortlisted as an FHM Holiday Honey she’s not a typical beach babe. Katie, 26, who is also a TV presenter, appears in this month’s issue of FHM in a leopard print bikini in the Holiday Honey’s shortlist.
But the gorgeous star says while most of the girls in the competition seem to be real beach babes she very rarely goes on beach holidays. Katie said: “I absolutely love traveling but I don’t really go for the types of holidays where you just go away to the sun and read a book for a week and party.”
“The way I see it is if you’re going to experience a new country it’s best to explore everything about the culture and tourist attractions as well as the bits people rarely see. I’m really excited about my trip to Egypt, I’ve always wanted to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. I absolutely love watching shows on TV about other countries. I am intrigued and fascinated by other cultures and countries.”
And at just 26 Katie already has a passport stamp collection most could never dream of. She took a year out after graduating with a Fine Art Degree from the University of Ulster.
“I love to explore and no matter where I go I always try to find the local museums and art galleries.
Some of my traveling highlights include from going to see the Turkish baths in the historic Gelhert Hotel in Budapest, wandering around Pompeii, sailing into the port of Malta, shopping in the Souks of Morocco and Tunisia, the Red Light district in Amsterdam, winning money in the Crown Casino Melbourne, wine tasting in vineyards in the Loire Valley and listening to live music in Cuba to the Christmas markets in Prague, bathing in healing springs in Hakone outside Tokyo, viewing the last Super in Milan and watching the F1 racing from the pits in Monaco as well as modelling a million dollar wedding dress in Dubai, seeing Klimt’s Kiss In Vienna, visiting temples in Singapore, having a Renaissance tour in Florence, visiting the Primitive artists on Tory Island and being greeted by the King himself, Gaudi’s surreal architecture and public parks in Barcelona, the Hermitage in Russia, Irish dancing on tour in North Dakota, and camping in the desert in Oman.”
With such an impressive list of holiday experiences Katie, who was shortlisted from 13,875 entries, is definitely one of the most traveled contestants in the competition.
Votes for Katie can be cast online at www.fhm.com/honeys.
The top ten will be announced in the July issue of FHM which hits the shelves on 3 June.
By Tina Calder
Photo by Fabrizio Belluschi