Sporty Miss Tipperary Esme has her sights on Miss Ireland crown

Stunning Esmé Mansergh Wallace from Tipperary Town hopes to bring home the Miss Ireland Crown for her county next weekend.

Stunning Esmé Mansergh Wallace from Tipperary Town hopes to bring home the Miss Ireland Crown for her county next weekend.

Esmé was spotted by Miss Ireland scout Celia Holman Lee during the Miss Ireland heats and was chosen to represent Tipperary in the illustrious Miss Ireland Pageant which takes place in Ballsbridge Dublin on August 13.

Esmé works in the Leisure Club of the beautiful Dundrum House Hotel & Country Club outside Cashel as a beauty therapist. Sporty Esmé is also a great horse woman and has represented Ireland in the sport as well as being the current Irish champion in Side Saddle.

Esmé was thrilled to be chosen to represent Tipperary and said - “If I won Miss Ireland I would use the opportunity to do some meaningful charity work as well as furthering my career and, or course, having some fun! It would be a great honour for me to represent my country at Miss World and I would do my absolute best to do both county and country proud”

On August 13 Miss Ireland will be crowned at a formal black-tie ceremony in the D4 Ballsbridge Inn, Dublin 4. This ceremony will be one of the most impressive social events of the year with celebrity hosts Sinead Desmond from TV3’s Ireland AM and Q102’s Ray Shah. This sparkling highly choreographed show will feature aerial acrobatics, stunning fashion showcases and an eclectic mix of music and entertainment. The winner of Miss Ireland 2011 will receive a lucrative modeling contract and a host of prizes including jewellry, gowns, a professional photo shoot, beauty and hair products from official partners Karora Tan, Isadora Makeup, Ebano Hair Salon & easilocks hair extensions, & Debenhams. Miss Ireland 2011 will also get the use of a brand new SEAT Car for the year of her reign.

Miss Ireland 2011 will then go on to represent Ireland in the Miss World Pageant which takes place in London on November 8. The first Miss World event was created by Eric Morley in 1951 as part of his promotion of the Festival of Britain, which took place on the South Bank of the River Thames. Miss Ireland is actually older than this and is the longest running beauty pageant in the world since 1947. See Facebook, Twitter and missirelandpageant.ie for details of Heats and further information.