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ASPIRING beauty queens from Belfast and beyond are encouraged to join the quest for the 2015 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland at the first heat of the contest that will take place at 21 Social, Belfast on Thursday 26th 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, Rebekah Shirley.

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

Two finalists from each heat will be chosen to take part in the grand finale at the historic Europa Hotel, Belfast on 11th May, 2015. 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, “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 Rebekah Shirley said, “It was an honour to be crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2014. I’ve had the best year of my life representing Northern Ireland at charity and numerous events throughout 2014.

The most special of which was the Miss World Final in London where I had an unbelievable time, I learnt a lot about the other contestants life’s and countries and realized the humungous efforts and lengths that the Miss World family go to help the lives and raise awareness of those less fortunate than ourselves throughout the world”

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Tracy Gilligan, CEO of Therapie Clinic said, “Therapie clinic is delighted to sponsor Miss NI 2015. Every year the contestants get stronger and stronger with this year proving no exception. I have been told 21 Social has always been a strong one and a great night to kick things off so really looking forward to Thursday 26th February.

“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, Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT or email bookings@acamodels.com. Entrants can also enter online via the Therapie website or the Miss Northern Ireland website.

For further information please contact Alison Clarke or Joleen Stewart at ACA Models Office on 028 90 809 809 or email bookings@acamodels.com

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Heats 2015 (13 in total, 2 girls from each heat will be chosen to take part in the final, total 26 girls)

 Thursday 26th February – 21 Social, Belfast

 Sunday 1st March – Spice, Templepatrick

 Thursday 5th March – Icon, L’Derry

 Saturday 7th March – The Wallace, Lisburn

 Thursday 12th March – Gillies Bar @ Galgorm, Ballymena

 Sunday 22nd March – Sally’s, Omagh

 Thursday 26th March – Jazzey’s, Enniskillen

 Saturday 28th March – The Coach, Banbridge

 Friday 10th April – McAleers, Dungannon

 Tuesday 14th April – Horatio Todd’s, Belfast

 Saturday 18th April – Sense, Cookstown

 Thursday 23rd April – Secrets, Magherafelt

 Sunday 26th April – Betty Blacks Bangor

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