So you might have all heard about the latest event in relation to Miss Ireland. Yes,that is the official launch which took place last week. It was in fact the 69th annual launch and it’s also the longest running beauty pageant in the world. ?? This year Miss Ireland is associated with the proud sponsors Bellamianta Luxury Tanning (a serious must have- I always get mine at Flair Beauty Boutique at MacDonagh Junction!) and for the fifth year now Vanity X Makeup is also a proud sponsor. Ceira Lambert Hair Salon and So Amazing evening wear brand are also on board this year too.
In the run up to the launch, I had been trying to put my head down to get a few things done that I wanted to sort such as, not only as dress for the night, but I wanted to get in contact with some charity organisations that I had chosen to focus on teaming up with. I’m delighted to tell you that I have some exciting new projects lined up with the KSPCA and other charities but I will share more on this in one of my next blog posts.
The Miss Ireland launch was held in Lillie’s Bordello Dublin. Before going up, I was a little anxious which is normal I suppose but I was super excited. I was looking forward to finally putting a face to all the finalists’ names and having some fun. I had only met a few girls so far such as Miss Tipperary – Niamh Kennedy when I attended the wildcard selection the previous week. I went up with my parents and I wore a long-sleeved grey dress. Peter Mark at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre were kind enough to style my hair for me, so thank you again guys for helping me with that.
On arrival, I actually met another one of the finalists going in so I guess the ice was broken almost straight away and that helped me to feel more at ease . Myself and all finalists initially met at Lillie’s at 4.15pm so that we could get pictures for the media etc, and then friends and family were welcome from 6pm onwards.
There were so many photographers from national newspapers there to take our pictures – The Irish Daily Mirror, The Independent, The Irish Sun and RSVP Magazine to name a few so we got excellent coverage. We got some group pictures taken while many people gathered around in the street to see the action, there was a lot going on and cameras everywhere. It’s not everyday you do something like this, I really enjoyed it! The highlights were broadcast on UTV Ireland too so it really was such a big launch in the media – how amazing! Following this, we proceeded on back to Lillie’s where we got more pictures taken against the backdrop and then we were left to mingle for the night. We each received a goodie bag from Bellamianta too – Yayyy!
I got talking and introduced myself to so many people there and Brendan gave us an exciting run through what was to come over the next few weeks. It’s hard to believe that the final is only a month away now when it felt like it was ages away when I had been crowned Miss Kilkenny back in May! Time flies when you’re having fun. ☺️ Thanks to Sharon, Brendan, Sean and all the Miss Ireland team and sponsors for giving us such a fun launch for the competition, I can’t wait for the weeks to come!
Next week, brings us to our exciting trip away to Sligo where we will be staying overnight and taking part in a sports activities. This will be a fast track challenge which will secure the lucky winner a space in the semi final. I’m really looking forward to this as I think it will be a better opportunity to bond more with the girls and learn more about each other’s backgrounds.
Thank you so much for reading and I will be in touch again soon with plenty of more blogs to follow! ?