Outgoing Miss Tipperary, Cailin Duggan.
Heats are beginning all over the country to find contestants with beauty, poise and personality to take part in the forthcoming Miss Ireland 2018 event.
Entries are now being taken for the nation’s hottest beauty search to find the perfect girl to represent her county at the Miss Ireland Final.
Miss Tipperary is being held and organised by a former Miss Tipperary and previous Miss Sunday World winner, Esme Mansergh – Wallace.
Esme is coming back from the success of picking the overall winner of Miss Ireland twice in recent years - in 2013, with Clonmel girl, Aoife Walsh and in 2016 with Portroe native Niamh Kennedy .
Esme says – “We have had great success with our winners, Aoife winning helped launch the competition hugely in its first year and Niamh’s success has cemented the heat as one of the strongest in the country.
“Our other winners- in 2014, Linda Creedon, 2015, Lauren Browne and last year’s beauty Cailin Duggan all reached the final 7 and we have had huge success with our runners up also qualifying in the semi final so Tipperary has been strongly represented in the past.
“I am so thrilled to be back running the Miss Tipperary heat this year and am really hoping that we can be as successful as we have been the last five years!”
Esme is running the selection to find the lucky girl who will attend the star studded Miss Ireland Final in August. The Miss Tipperary title is fast becoming one of the most popular titles to win as the last 6 winners, including Esme herself, have been successful in reaching the final knock out rounds of Miss Ireland.
The final of Miss Tipperary will be held in the Anner Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre in Thurles on Friday, June 1st at 8pm.
“The Anner is the perfect venue for an event like this, and I am delighted to welcome the hotel as the main sponsors of this year’s event”, she says.