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Andrea Roche
Known for Miss Ireland 1998
Miss Universe 1998
(Top 10)
Miss World 1997
Spouse(s) Rob White
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Green

Andrea Roche is an Irish entrepreneur and beauty pageant titleholder. Andrea founded Ireland’s first influencer talent agency in 2013 and now manages most of Ireland best known influencers. Andrea Roche founded AR Modelling Agency in 2010. She took part in the RTÉ One reality sports television series Celebrity Bainisteoir in 2009 and featured on a weekly basis on the TV3 show Ireland AM. Andrea retired full-time from modelling in 2008, she has been credited with discovering models such as Roz Purcell, Pippa O’Connor Ormond and Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison.


Roche began her career as a model and as Miss Ireland, Andrea competed in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant (top 10 semi-finalist). Roche is beauty editor with VIP and fashion editor of South East Wedding magazine and appears on TV3's Ireland AM as their fashion expert. Roche reduced her modelling to dedicate more time to the Miss Universe Ireland pageant.

Roche took part in the second series of the RTÉ One reality sports television series Celebrity Bainisteoir in 2009. She was described as being "among the less likely contestants" to take part, even confessing in the first episode that she had very little knowledge of the Gaelic Athletic Association–"I barely know the format of a game". However, to learn more, she read Kean to Succeed, A Trip Into the World of GAA by Gerald Kean, the celebrity solicitor who participated in the first series. She expressed her dislike of wearing "mucky wellies" and having to do without cosmetics during training and got through it by shouting "Go on lads!" repeatedly. Roche managed Rockwell Rovers GAA from County Tipperary. Her team played in the second quarter-final of the series against St Michael's GAA of County Roscommon, who were managed by John Waters. Roche and Waters were seen training with GAA All Stars winners Tony McManus and Declan Browne.

She has been described as "a great beauty" by veteran broadcaster Derek Davis, who has since died, and as both "a recession-busting beauty" and "Ireland's greatest beauty" by the Irish Independent.

In October 2010 Andrea launched the Andrea Roche modelling Agency in Dublin, representing many high-profile models in Ireland, including some who have gone on to model internationally.


Roche won the VIP Most Stylish Woman award at the VIP Style Awards in 2008.

Personal life

Roche was raised in Clonmel County Tipperary. She sat her Leaving Certificate at Rockwell College after attending the Loreto Secondary School. Roche moved to Carlow to do Business Studies at the Regional Technical College, then moved to Dublin to pursue modelling.

In December 2011, Roche got engaged to businessman Rob White at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. They married in Ibiza in 2012 surrounded by friends and family. In September 2013 it was announced that Andrea was expecting her first child. Andrea gave birth a daughter, Sophie in March 2014.

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