Sarah Larson is grateful for her relationship with Hollywood actor George Clooney - because it has helped boost her career.
The couple ended their year-long romance in May (08) and since the split, former cocktail waitress Larson has landed a string of high profile modelling assignments.
She is now the face of fashion designer Christian Audigier's new line and is in talks to sign several more high profile contracts.
And although the 29-year-old is sad about the break-up, she admits the relationship has definitely changed her life for the better.
She says, "I'm very happy with how things are now. I have a lot of great opportunities, doors that have opened and I have no complaints.
"I make good money, I have a house, I have all the things I've always wanted."
Larson is also determined to help use her new found fame to do more charity work.
She adds, "I've never had the desire to really want fame, and now that I have it, I'm trying to use it for something good."