An extract on #pictureoftheday
In 2017, Laura became the first woman in Northern Ireland, and the first in the UK outside Scotland, to be married in a legal humanist ceremony, marrying Republic of Ireland footballer Eunan O'Kane. The couple brought a judicial review to challenge Northern Ireland's discrimination against humanists.
Her first modelling job was for a racing championship, during which she was published in motorsport magazines, including Modified Motors and Fast Car. She then modelled in Europe for racing events. At the age of 18 she worked at Paris Tuning Show and Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France as a performer.
Her modelling progressed to glamour in 2008 at the age of 19. Laura has been published in magazines and newspapers across the world. She has featured in the Irish and UK press.<
She won the title of Beach Babe 2011 in September of that year.
Since early 2012 Laura has been a regular media contributor on TV and Radio across the UK and Ireland. She has been broadcast on stations such as the BBC, SKY NEWS and UTV . Throughout 2012 and 2013 she was a regular contributor for Sony Award winning broadcaster Stephen Nolan on both his TV and Radio shows. In March 2013 Laura debated on whether women should trade on looks on the Mark Forrest show which was aired to every regional BBC radio station in Britain.
Defending the Glamour Industry and Page 3 In September 2012 she appeared on BBC Newsnight speaking about the 'Remove Page 3 campaign'. In January 2015 Laura was a guest alongside former Home Secretary; Alan Johnson, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former Conservative Party MP Michael Portillo on BBC One's 'This Week' programme presented by Andrew Neil where she defended Page 3.
In 2010 and 2011 Laura led the Ancestors Charity Bike Rally which delivers donated toys to children in the Ulster Hospital every Christmas. In 2012 she became the Northern Ireland Ambassador for the 'Male Cancer Awareness Campaign' charity and in early 2013 did her own fundraising event the 'Belfast Strut'; a 16 mile walk with 200 participants. In the lead up to this event Laura gained the support of William and Micheal Dunlop who posed with her wearing only their helmets and boots to raise awareness of the event and its cause.