Local beauties to compete for Miss NI crown

Pictured at the Europa Hotel Launching the 30th year of the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest were (Left to right) Judith Grey, Miss Northern Ireland 2008, Leanne McDowell, Miss Northern Ireland 2015, Joe McGlinchey, Sales Director at Insanity Tan & Alison Clarke, MD ACA models. Picture Brendan Gallagher
Pictured at the Europa Hotel Launching the 30th year of the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest were (Left to right) Judith Grey, Miss Northern Ireland 2008, Leanne McDowell, Miss Northern Ireland 2015, Joe McGlinchey, Sales Director at Insanity Tan & Alison Clarke, MD ACA models. Picture Brendan Gallagher

Aspiring beauty queens from Coleraine and beyond are encouraged to join the quest for the 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland at the ninth heat of the contest that will take place at The Bulls Eyes, Coleraine this Thursday, April 21.

The event is the eighth of 13 regional heats scheduled to take place across Northern Ireland, including Banbridge, Bangor, Belfast, Omagh, Enniskillen, Ballymena, Dungannon, Cookstown, Maghera and Derry/Londonderry.

Two finalists from each heat will be chosen to take part in the grand finale at the historic Europa Hotel, Belfast on 16th May, 2016. The glamorous black tie event will be hosted by the former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon and UTV’s Marc Mallet.

Contest organiser Alison Clarke said, “The contest is about more than just superficial beauty; it’s about finding talented young women, who will be judged not only on their appearance but also on their personality, poise, presence and intelligence.

“The winner will become an ambassador for Northern Ireland and will be given support and guidance throughout her reign and beyond. Over the year’s we’ve nurtured many young women who have gone on to achieve high profile careers in modelling, the media and business. The contest really is an opportunity of a life time.”

Entrants should send a photograph with their name and address to, Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT or email

bookings@acamodels.com. Entrants can also enter online via www.missnorthernireland.co.uk.