Emily Ratajkowski honors Bantry in Cork at Met Gala

Emily Ratajkowski greeted Bantry, Co. Cork at the Met Gala last night.

The model and actor has close family ties to West Cork City and made headlines earlier this year when she sponsored a local teenage basketball team.

The Bantry Basketball Club announced in July that the Hollywood star’s clothing brand, Inamo Rata (meaning “to be in love”), would sponsor the jerseys for its Under 15/16 team.

Emily’s father, John, played for the Bantry Basketball Club in the 1980s and her family regularly visit the city.

And she continued to show her support for Bantry at last night’s Met Gala event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after bumping into Cork’s wife and Glamor Magazine editor Samantha Barry.

Samantha grabbed Emily as they headed to the elite fashion event and shared a little video of the pair on her Twitter account.

“So I’m at the Met Gala with Bantry’s biggest sports fan,” the 39-year-old said.

Emily, who wore a red lace dress by Vera Wang, replied, “That’s right. It’s me! Hello everyone!”

Samantha tagged the model in the video and captioned it: “With Bantry’s most fabulous sports sponsor at #MetGala”

International model Emily is no stranger to West Cork and recently told her 28 million Instagram followers about the summers she spent there as a child.

The 28-year-old revealed she loved flipping cows as a child, but one of her absolute favorite memories was getting stuck playing in a bog and shared a photo with a friend covered in mud.

She added that she loved her summers spent in Bantry and affectionately called it her “home away from home”.

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