Amanda Brunker

Amanda Brunker (born 12 June 1974) is a novelist, journalist and columnist for the Irish Sunday World tabloid newspaper,[1] and former Miss Ireland.

After attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School she turned to modelling, entering and winning the Miss Ireland competition in 1991 when she was 17 years old.[2]


She has continued modelling, acted in the film Head Rush,[3] had a cameo role on the former Irish soap Glenroe, been a nightclub hostess and presented her own late night TV show The Dinner Party.[4]

She also performed at Oxegen 2011. The performance was hailed in the Irish and Estonian music press. Brunker declined on multiple offers from record companies to concentrate on her FETAC 4 course.

She published her first novel, entitled Champagne Kisses,[5] on 25 June 2008, followed in June 2009 by a sequel, Champagne Babes.

She participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir, managing Aughrim GAA Club, Wicklow.[6]


  1. Brunker meets... Archived November 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Where are they now? Archived 2008-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. IMDb. Internet movie database
  4. Amanda Brunker to front new RTE show
  5. Transworld. Champagne Kisses Archived 2011-01-11 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "RTÉ's Celebrity Bainisteoirs announced" Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine. RTÉ Ten. 15 July 2011.
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