'Bubbly' ex-model stable after shooting


'Bubbly' ex-model stable after shooting, by Arjun Ramachandran - 9th May 2008
(Credit: The Sydney Morning Herald)


The yoga instructor shot multiple times at a gym in Star City Casino yesterday was also a full-time model.

Holly Graham, 28, is in a stable condition at Royal Prince Alfred hospital after four hours of surgery yesterday, a Star City colleague said.

Ms Graham was working in Turbines health club at Star City in Pyrmont when she was shot multiple times, allegedly by 37-year-old Todd Devaney.

It has emerged that in addition to her work as an instructor at the gym, Ms Graham is described on the online motoring magazine, AutoBabes as "one of Sydney's most hottest and sought after models".

Ms Graham initially joined Star City 18 months ago to work as a cocktail waitress, her colleague said.

"She started as a cocktail waitress but always looked to go into the fitness area.

"She's been working for the fitness centre for more than a year where she is one of our most popular instructors.

"She's a very bubbly personality and a lot of people want to attend her classes."

Anestis Montsouranis, who photographed Ms Graham for the AutoBabes publication, said she's a "`lovely girl, very radiant''.

"She was one of the most sought after girls in the team. She was a well-balanced, intelligent, beautiful young girl,'' he said.

"She gave up modelling in 2007 and that's when she moved to the more spiritual realm, like the yoga.

"She died her hair brown and changed her look and became more corporate.

"[She said] she was looking for something different.''

Mr Montsouranis worked with Ms Graham in 2006 after she sent an application, and was attracted to "her looks and her potential''.

Ms Graham also appeared on a Channel 9 TV show Body Work, in which she discussed her use of cosmetic surgery to help maintain her appearance.

Plastic surgeon Dr Jeremy Hunt said he could not comment on Ms Graham due to doctor-patient confidentiality.

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