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Ballymoney girl is crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2014

Rebekah Shirley, aged 18 from Ballymoney has been crowned the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland winner at a glittering black tie event at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Monday 12th May. Twenty-six finalists from across Northern Ireland took part in the final, organised by top modelling agency ACA Models. Top finalists on the night included Anna Henry, aged 19 from Portglenone who came second and Sophia Adli, aged 22 from Belfast who was placed third in the contest.

Rebekah Shirley, aged 18 from Ballymoney has been crowned the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland winner at a glittering black tie event at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Monday 12th May. Twenty-six finalists from across Northern Ireland took part in the final, organised by top modelling agency ACA Models. Top finalists on the night included Anna Henry, aged 19 from Portglenone who came second and Sophia Adli, aged 22 from Belfast who was placed third in the contest.

Rebekah Shirley has been crowned the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland winner at a glittering black tie event at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

The stunning 18-year-old student from Ballymoney impressed the panel of judges on the night with her beauty, charm and personality - giving her the winning edge over twenty-five other finalists, to acquire the coveted crown from previous titleholder Meagan Green.

The exclusive gala final was a glamorous affair hosted by UTV’s Marc Mallet and former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter, Joanne Salley.

Contest organiser Alison Clarke said: “We are thrilled that Rebekah has won the title. Although the standard of talent has been extremely high this year, Rebekah has really sparkled throughout the contest and she certainly wowed the judging panel on the night.”

Winner Rebekah said: “I am absolutely delighted to wear the Miss Northern Ireland crown and be given the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in this way! Taking part in the contest has been such an immense experience and I never thought I would come this far.

“I’ve always looked up to previous Miss Northern Ireland winners, so I hope to follow in their footsteps and become a positive role model for other local girls. Winning this title is undoubtedly life-changing and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me!”

 
 
 

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