The Ballintra woman, 23, has her head firmly back in the books after returning from a shoot in London for Ralph Lauren, where she wore an aran sweater and tweed blazer.
She has returned to Trinity to complete her degree after two years of international jet-setting as one of the world’s most sought-after models.
After she finishes her exams in French and Classics in May, she’s off to Everest Basecamp to raise money for charity.
“I’m back in Trinity College Dublin after two years away. It’s really exciting to be in lectures once again. I’ll miss travelling as much, but if I’m to finish my degree then I have to go back this year. It’s been a hard choice, and I’ll miss everyone in IMG (modelling agency), but education has to come first,” she said.
The Everest trek will see Faye and her sister Beth join a group of volunteers in climbing to the basecamp. The trek takes place for 17 days from May 5 to May 22 and will raise money for Suas, an educational development charity and will provide funds for education projects in India and Kenya.
Participants are expected to be in good physical health and able to walk up to several hours a day in hilly terrain with a light back pack. For more information on the trek go to www.suas.ie/everest.