Next week, 28 of Ireland's most extraordinary women will compete for a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as a goodwill Ambassador of Ireland at Miss Universe 2019.
The glittering Miss Universe Ireland 2019 ceremony will be held at the stunning historical Round Room at the Mansion House on August 1st, where Miss Universe 2018 Ireland Grainne "GG" Gallanagh will crown her successor.
The event will be hosted by Brittany Mason and TV personality James Patrice. The Red Carpet cocktail hour will begin at 6pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. There will be special performances from Hannah Hawkshaw, Yvonne O'Toole, and international DJ, DJ GNO who has opened for top musical acts like Tiesto and DJ Khaled, has written an original song for the MUI called “Miss Emerald Isle”.
Host James, who works as the backstage presenter for Dancing with the Stars on RTÉ will be putting this year’s finalists through their paces on stage as they compete in several rounds including the interview stage and evening-wear in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe Ireland.
Speaking about his role as this year’s host, James said, ‘I’m delighted to be involved in the Miss
Universe Ireland competition this year. All of the women are so accomplished and I’m looking forward to seeing them walk the runway on August 1st and hearing how they plan on making a real difference should they win the title. It’s going to be a great night!’
This year’s competition is set to be the best yet with some incredible National and International
sponsors on board. Make Up For Ever is the new make-up sponsor for 2019. The French brand is used by makeup artists worldwide for shoots and on International film sets. Their Dublin flagship store on Clarendon Street is Ireland’s leading creative make-up academy.
Another new sponsor for this year’s competition is Beco Fit, a designer activewear range that uses breathable and lightweight fabrics and keeps both aesthetics and performance in mind in its design. The remaining sponsors have returned for another year of partnership with Miss Universe Ireland.
Irish sponsors supporting Miss Universe Ireland this year include Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic who
specialise in laser hair removal, tattoo removal and skin care treatments. Haircare sponsors Zero One Salon, a brand renowned for some of the country's most creative and talented hair stylists and Great Lengths with their ethically sourced 100% human hair extensions will both be looking after all of the finalist's hair to get them competition ready.
Liliana Montoya Swim is back as swimwear sponsor. The brand draws inspiration from the ocean using coral, exotic fish and scale patterns in their designs. Their full collection is available online.
Shoe sponsor, Chavez Fashion is a Toronto based wearable art couture brand. Founded in 2015 by
International fashion designer Antonio Chavez, they are cleverly designed for optimum support whilst delivering avant-garde style.
LA-based personal training studio, Priority Strength offers personalised training programmes that can be implemented anywhere in the world and they were the people behind getting Miss Universe Ireland 2018, Grainne Gallanagh competition ready.
The finalists for the title of Miss Universe Ireland this year come from all over Ireland and bring beauty, brains and inspiration.
One of these incredible women will walk away with the crown on 1st August.
From County Antrim marketing executive Sarah Cunningham and social worker Lynley Megaw. Donegal native quantity surveyor Dearbhla Walsh and Tyrone contestant mental health worker Nadia Sayers are both successful finalists too. Hailing from County Cavan model Jojo Quinn and optometry student Dearbhla Dolan have also made the cut.
Tipperary contestants include model Adrienne Mullen, sailing instructor Jane Lehane and health
insurance advisor Niamh Myles. Limerick entrants fitness instructor Tracey Collopy and retail assistant Sarah Cregan. Contestants from Cork this year are retail supervisor Katie O'Donohue and children's camp leader Sophie Bahl.
From Wexford student Kira Kilcoyne, actress Megan O'Malley, insurance worker Alexandra Anna Doyle and pharmaceutical technician Melanie Delaney. Dublin contestants include NASA datanaut Fionnghuala O'Reilly, trainee solicitor Ciara Mulligan, student Aoife Carty, retail supervisor Hollie Hersey and kindergarten teacher Rebecca Hanley. Hailing from County Offaly barista Angelique Kilgallon, Kilkenny contestant architectural technologist Peace Olaniyi and Wicklow native model Qichen Hu are also in the final group.
All hailing from County Mayo make up artist Karen McShea, piano teacher Kaylyn McGrath and primary school teacher Shona Tuohy have all been successful.
To keep up to date with all the latest news and MUI glitz, keep an eye on the Miss Universe Ireland social media pages @missuniverseireland
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE for the glittering ceremony to be held on 1st August at the stunning historical Round Room at the Mansion House, where Miss Universe 2018, Grainne "GG" Gallanagh will crown her successor.
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