FORMER winners of the legendary Miss Northern Ireland contest joined event organiser Alison Clarke and guests on board the beautifully restored Nomadic Belfast to officially launch the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest

FORMER winners of the legendary Miss Northern Ireland contest joined event organiser Alison Clarke and guests on board the beautifully restored Nomadic Belfast to officially launch the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest
FORMER winners of the legendary Miss Northern Ireland contest joined event organiser Alison Clarke and guests on board the beautifully restored Nomadic Belfast to officially launch the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest



ASPIRING beauty queens from Belfast and beyond are encouraged to join the quest for the next Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland at the first heat of the contest that will take place at 21 Social, Belfast on Thursday 27th February.

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, Meagan Green.

The event is the first of 14 regional heats scheduled to take place across Northern Ireland, including Antrim, Derry, Portstewart, Lisburn, Ballymena, Dungannon, Omagh, Silverbridge, Cookstown, Moy, Bangor and Enniskillen.

Two finalists from each heat will be chosen to take part in the grand finale at the historic Europa Hotel, Belfast on 12th May, 2014. The glamorous black tie event will be hosted by former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon and UTV’s Marc Mallett.

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 a 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 years we’ve nurtured many young women who have gone on to achieve high profile careers in modeling, the media and business. The contest really is an opportunity of a life time.”

Current title holder Meagan Green said: “Being crowned Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland 2013 has opened so many doors to me and really helped to kick start my career. I’ve had the best year of my life representing Northern Ireland both at home and abroad.

“The prize package was everything a girl could wish for including a modeling contract with ACA Models, an all expenses paid trip to Miss World, a Kia car from Downey’s, a new designer wardrobe and beauty treatments throughout the year.”

“I would encourage others that aspire to a career in modelling to make the most of the opportunity and take part in their regional heat,” she added.

Simon D’Arcy, Open + Direct Branch Manager said: “Everyone at the Belfast branches of Open + Direct is excited to see what the 21 Social heat has to offer! It’s fantastic to see so many local girls come together in the hope of becoming the next Miss Northern Ireland.  We can’t wait to see who makes it through to the final – good luck to all the girls!”

Entrants should send a photograph with their name and address to the Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT.

For further information and a full list of heats and prizes, please visit www.missnorthernireland.co.uk 

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Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland Contest 2014 Heats
Thursday 27th February 2014
21 Social Belfast
Sunday 2nd March 2014
Spice, Antrim 
Friday 7th March 2014
Shenanigans, Portstewart
Sunday 9th March 2014
Spice Lisburn 
Thursday 13th March 2014
Galgorm Gillies Bar, Ballymena
Thursday 20th March 2014
Icon Bar & Restaurant Derry/Londonderry
Thursday 27th March 2014
Jazzeys Enniskillen
Friday 28th March 2014
McAleers, Dungannon
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Horatio Todds, East Belfast 
Sunday 13th April 2014
Sallys, Omagh 
Friday 18th April 2014
Garveys Bar Silverbridge
Saturday 19th April 2014
Sense, Cookstown
Friday 25th April 2014
Auction Rooms, Moy
Sunday 27th April 2014
Betty Blacks, Bangor 

Prizes 2014

·     All expenses paid trip to the Miss World Competition in London

·     A Kia car from Downey’s taxed and insured for a year by Open + Direct

·     Wardrobe of designer dresses for Miss World from Blush Boutique, Lisburn Road

·     Spray Tanning Treatments from TAN 2 U Mobile Spray Tanning, Product supplied by LA Tanning

·     1 years hairdressing from Michele International

·     1 years eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions and nail treatments by Renu @ Michele International

·     Full laser hair removal package from Therapie Clinic worth £1,600

·     £1,000 worth of Murad skincare products

·     Beauty Treatments from Beauty Culture

·     Swimwear from Maison Lejaby

·     Sunglasses from Jonathan Keys

·     Modelling contract with ACA Models

·     Complimentary photoshoot from Andy Cameron Photography

·     1 years gym membership at the Culloden Spa

·     Front cover photoshoot with IN! Magazine

·     Make Up Hamper to the value of £500 by ‘Make Up Studio’, exclusive to Northern Ireland at Make Up Pro Store, Paddy McGurgan Ltd

·     Make up lesson with Paddy McGurgan, renowned Make Up artist

·     Schwarzkopf hair care gift bag

·     Flowers from Leckey & Golden

·     LA Tanning self tanning mousse kit

2nd, 3rd Prizes

·     Modelling contract with ACA Models

·     1 years hairdressing from Michele International

·     Complimentary photoshoot from Andy Cameron Photography

·     Swimwear from Maison Lejaby

·     Sunglasses from Jonathan Keys

·     Schwarzkopf hair care gift bag

·     Flowers from Leckey & Golden

·     LA Tanning self tanning mousse kit

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