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Business beauty Leah celebrates 3 years on top


Sizzling ... Leah's a real gem of a girl in these saucy pics
Evan Doherty
By HELEN MORROGH
Published: 14 hrs ago
TOP model Leah O’Reilly is celebrating three years in business, telling her critics: “In your face.”

The blonde beauty set up online jewellery company Crystals & Co with best pal Emily MacKeogh in the middle of the credit crunch.

And while many said the pair would never succeed, their bling-tastic brand has gone from strength to strength.

Fans of the glitzy range include The Hills babe Whitney Port, X Factor’s Stacey Solomon, TV hottie Laura Whitmore and glamour goddess Georgia Salpa.

Leah, 26, from Rathfarnham, Dublin, says: “We’re really busy, it’s our third year in business so we’re going to have a little party to celebrate.

“At the start we had so many people coming up to us and saying that we wouldn’t last six months.

“So it’s a bit of an ‘in your face’ to all of the people who said we couldn’t do it.”



Hats off ... Leah has made it as a business success
Evan Doherty



And Leah reckons going into business in the middle of the downturn is what made Crystals & Co the success it is today.

She explains: “I think it’s better to set up a business in a recession because you have to work that little bit harder.”

Now Leah, pictured here in saucy snaps by top photographer Evan Doherty, is preparing to move to Britain to be with her boyfriend of two years, Sheffield Wednesday footie ace Daniel Jones.



Smart casual ... Leah dresses down
EVAN DOHERTY

But the foxy entrepreneur insists she won’t be ditching her business.

She confides: “We’re in the process of looking at houses now.

“I’m excited. We’re expanding Crystals & Co into the UK and it’s all online so we’re lucky — we can work wherever we like.”

Her move to Sheffield also means Leah will be going to a lot more football games.



Out of office ... O'Reilly
Evan Doherty

She laughs: “I wouldn’t have a clue about football. I’m really bad — I’m going to try and be a bit better about going to matches.”

And sexy Leah says she’ll give modelling in England a go — but doesn’t reckon she’ll follow in the footsteps of Playboy cover girl Rosanna Davison.

She says: “She looked incredible in the pics but it’s a personal choice. I don’t think it would be for me.”

helen.morrogh@the-sun.ie

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