Local beauties to compete for 2018 Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland crown

 2018 Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland

ASPIRING beauty queens from Belfast and beyond are encouraged to join the quest for the 2018 Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland at the first heat of the contest that will take place at Tipsy Bird, Belfast on Thursday 1st March.

The event, which is organised by top modelling agency ACA Models, seeks ambitious young women aged between 17 and 24 to take over the crown from current Miss Northern Ireland, Anna Henry.

The event is the first of 13 regional heats scheduled to take place across Northern Ireland, including Antrim, Strabane, Banbridge, Cookstown, Ballymena, Portstewart, Maghera, Dungannon, Bangor, Enniskillen and L’Derry.

Two finalists from each heat will be chosen to take part in the grand finale at the historic Europa Hotel, Belfast on 28th May, 2018. The glamorous black tie event will be hosted by the former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon.

Contest organiser Alison Clarke said, “We are looking forward to meeting lots of new talent at the upcoming regional heats. Our talent scouts have been out and about over the last few weeks and, so far, we have had great response.

“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.”

Current title holder Anna Henry said, “Being crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2017 was a watershed event in my life. From getting to wear the most beautiful crown, to being an ambassador for the NI Children’s Hospice and representing Northern Ireland on a world stage in China, it has all been incredible.

“Spending 5 weeks in China with 120 beautiful, caring and intelligent ladies from all across the world was a once in a lifetime experience. It was outstanding to live in the Chinese culture! Being Miss Northern Ireland, I really do appreciate that regardless of our very small country, we have so much to offer and the contest is something I’m very proud to be associated with.”

Joe McGlinchey & Gerry McBride, joint MD’s of Bronze Direct and producers of Insanity Tan said: “Everyone at Insanity Tan is delighted to be returning as title sponsors of the iconic Miss Northern Ireland contest.  We will still be sponsoring a category with our salon chain Bronze Tanning & Beauty and we’ll be at every regional heat, sitting in one of the judge’s chairs; plus we’ll be running a range of fantastic competitions up until the final. It’s a perfect brand fit for both Insanity Tan and Bronze Tanning & Beauty, and we are excited to be involved again in this amazing contest.”

All the very best of luck to this year’s contestants, let the competition commence!”

Entrants should send a photograph with their name and address to, Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT or email missni@acamodels.com. Entrants can also enter online via the Bronze Tanning & Beauty website or the Miss Northern Ireland website.

For further information please contact Alison Clarke, Grace Kerr or Victoria Withers at ACA Models Office on 028 90 809 809 or email missni@acamodels.com

Heats 2018 (13 in total, 2 girls from each heat will be chosen to take part in the final, total 26 girls)

  • Tipsy Bird, Belfast – Thursday 1st March
  • Spice, Templepatrick – Sunday 4th March
  • Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane – Saturday 10th March
  • Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera – Friday 16th March
  • Horatio Todd’s, East Belfast – Tuesday 20th March
  • Coach, Banbridge – Friday 6th April
  • Gillies Galgorm, Ballymena – Wednesday 11th April
  • Granny Annie’s, Enniskillen – Friday 13th April
  • Anchor Bar, Portstewart – Friday 20th April
  • Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown – Sunday 22nd April
  • Granny Annie’s, L’Derry – Thursday 26th April
  • Cafe Ceol, Bangor – Friday 27th April
  • McAleers, Dungannon – Friday 4th May

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