Ekin-Su Culculoglu leaves fans in hysterics as she butchers pronunciation of Irish city Limerick ahead of visit
Ekin-Su Culculoglu left her Irish fans in hysterics as she mispronounced the name of the city Limerick ahead of a visit there on Saturday.
The Love Island winner, 28, told how she will be in Ireland this week to do a series of meet and greets with fans for the cosmetics company BPerfect.
But it appears Ekin-Su wasn’t entirely familiar with where she is going as she butchered the pronounciation of Limerick, a city in Ireland’s Mid-West.
Sharing a video on social media, she said: ‘Hi guys I’m extremely excited to meet you all for the meet and greet with BPerfect in Ireland this weekend.
‘So, Thursday I’m in Belfast, Friday I’m in Wexford and Saturday I am at Lime-rick’. I cannot wait to meet you all, I’m super-excited, I love Ireland and I love you all so I’ll see you there soon.’
Oops: Ekin-Su Culculoglu left her Irish fans in hysterics as she mispronounced the name of the city Limerick ahead of a visit there on Saturday
Limerick is actually pronounced lim-rick. Ekin-Su later shared another video where she acknowledged her mispronounciation, but still didn’t manage to get it quite right the second time around.
She said: ‘Here’s an interesting fact. Apparently Lime-rick is called Lim-er-ick in Irish. I apologise, I said Lime-rick, but it’s called Lim-er-ick!’
Several fans couldn’t resist poking fun at the star for the video, with one writing: ‘Girls I need you to hear how Ekin-Su pronounces Limerick’.
Another said: ‘I tried variations of what I thought it might be, but my mind was still blown.’
A third wrote: ‘Ah FFS’, while a radio station in Limerick joked: ‘Great to know Ekin-Su is coming to LIME-Rick soon. We’re looking forward to teaching you how to say it when you get here.’
Ekin-Su recently revealed she is quitting the UK for a huge acting role in the US as she updated fans on her career moves via her Instagram page on Wednesday.
The reality star told followers she is taking her brand ‘global this summer’ as she prepares to follow her ‘acting dream’.
It comes as MailOnline exclusively revealed earlier this week that the reality star had been dropped from Beauty Works, her second brand deal in two months.
Mishap: But it appears Ekin-Su wasn’t entirely familiar with where she is going as she butchered the pronounciation of Limerick, a city in Ireland’s mid-west
Reaction: Several fans couldn’t resist poking fun at the star for the video, with one writing: ‘Girls I need you to hear how Ekin-Su pronounces Limerick’
Ekin-Su’s collaboration with the beauty brand came to a sudden end after she previously parted ways with clothing brand Oh Polly.
The Turkish beauty opened up in a candid Instagram Story filmed from her kitchen in London and admitted she is ‘really excited’ about her upcoming projects abroad.
She said: ‘It’s been a while since I’ve been on here. I know you guys have got a few questions about what’s going on and what’s lined up in the pipeline and you know I love you all so I just wanted to talk to you guy on here.
‘So firstly, I’ve had loads of people asking me what I’ve got lined up so here it goes. I have a really exciting announcement to make.
‘Really exciting announcement’: Ekin-Su evealed she is quitting the UK for a huge acting role in the US as she updated fans on her career moves on Wednesday
‘Within the next few weeks, I’ll be going abroad. It’s a really exciting project and I will be working with an amazing charity that I’m so passionate about.
‘And secondly guys, I mean I can’t even say because I’m super excited but I will be taking it global this summer and I’m going to America to pursue my acting dream and my acting jobs out there.
‘I have got some meeting set up already and I’m going to keep you posted, alright.’