While many of us dream of such lives, one young lady with fame and fortune very much in her grasp has recently thrown it all away for a rather more austere life in a nunnery.
Olalla Oliveros, a famous Spanish model and actress, revealed last week just why she hasn't been seen on the catwalk in recent years.
After experiencing an 'internal earthquake' during a visit to a religious sanctuary in Portugal she has spent the last 4 years as a nun in the Order of Saint Michael.
Now aged 36, and still a regular face on Spanish television, Oliveros has appeared in many high-profile advertising campaigns on TV and in magazines and so it came as somewhat as a surprise to many of her fans when she revealed that she has abandoned her celebrity lifestyle and joined the Order of Saint Michael as a nun where she now goes by the name of Sister Olalla del Sí de María.
Sister Olalla has so far been reluctant to describe her exact motivations for the lifestyle change but told local daily El Diario Cordobes that the decisive moment occurred while she was visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima in Portugal.
A photo on The Christian Post's Facebook page showed Oliveros (second from right) looking radically different from the poses she took in her modeling days, wearing a blue sackcloth uniform and veil but no makeup.
"The Lord is never wrong. He asked if I will follow him, and I could not refuse," she told the National Christian Register.
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