Model Georgia Salpa, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter and Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson have been voted among the most highly sought stars during the Christmas party season.
The three beauties join stars such as former Miss World Rosanna Davison, singer Imelda May, footballer Bernard Brogan and Fade Street’s Cici Cavanagh on a list of the 50 Most Invited of 2001. The top party people list also includes newly weds, Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll and power couple, Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin.
Other celebrities on the list include MTV’s Laura Whitmore, model Sarah Morrissey, comedian Graham Norton, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, The Saturday’s Una Healy and RTE’s Kathryn Thomas.
The list of 50 Most Invited is to be launched in Dublin tonight by magazine glossy, Social & Personal. “The top 50 don’t have to be those you’d find at the opening of an envelope – although there are those too - but are often people that you don’t see out too often and so are in great demand,’’ said magazine boss, Richard Kavanagh.
However, he admitted that there isn’t a single politician in evidence in the top 50 Most Invited. “This is a very fashionable list and we have no fashionable politicians so there’s none on the list,’’ he said. “A lot of the people on the list are very successful at what they do and they hold a certain fascination for people. You have for example people like the promoters Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey – everyone wants them at their parties so they can score the best concert tickets!’’
Among those definitely not to be found in the kitchen at parties is actress Saoirse Ronan, Gaybo and his wife Kathleen Watkins, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Bono and Ali.
Number one on the list is glamorous stylist and hotelier, Lisa Fitzpatrick, who is starring on TV3’s new series, Save Our Shops.
“Whenever I get invited to something I’ll always write a thank-you note, because I genuinely feel grateful that somebody wants me there,” said Lisa.