Bantry got a shout out at the Met Gala last night
Last night's Met Gala saw some of the biggest and brightest stars come together to bring the theme of 'American Independence' to life.
From Billie Eillish's classic old Hollywood gown to Yara Shahidi's breath-taking tribute to Josephine Baker to Kim Kardashian's head-to-toe Balenciaga outfit, it was certainly a night to remember for Hollywood's elite.
One moment, however, stands head and shoulders above the rest, and it involved a special shout-out to the Cork town of Bantry.
On the red carpet, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski joined Glamour's editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, to discuss their ties to the Irish town.
Dressed in a stunning red Vera Wang dress, the fashion entrepreneur had a chat with Barry, and it wasn't long before the two were gushing over their Cork connections.
Barry shared a video of the two together, and introduced Emily as "Bantry's sporting biggest supporter."
— Samantha Barry (@samanthabarry) September 14, 2021
Rising to her new title, Emily agrees and says, "That's true."
Indeed, the model is a passionate supporter of Bantry's basketball club.
Having spent numerous childhood summers in the town, Emily officially sponsored the under 15/16 boys team at Bantry Basketball Club through her clothing line.
As well as holidaying in the town, Emily's father used to play for the club in the 1980s.
This isn't the first time the world famous model has shown her public support for Bantry. Four years ago, while visiting Cork, Emily described Ireland as her "second home".
Then, in 2018, she celebrated the local team's victory in a basketball tournament.
On Twitter, she wrote: "Congratulations Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai - All Ireland champions!"
Never mind your Matt Damon in Dalkey. pic.twitter.com/iICUgZbHhU
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) July 21, 2021
In previous reflections of her Irish summers, Emily shared fond memories of her Bantry childhood with her Instagram followers. During a Q&A, she posted a throwback photo and informed her fans that she once got stuck in a bog while playing in Ireland.