Local heat for Miss NI quest

Pictured at the Europa Hotel Launching the 30th year of the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest (left to right) Mark Shortt, MD Therapie Clinic, Leanne McDowell, Therapie Miss Northern Ireland 2015, Tracey Gilligan, CEO Therapie Clinic, Alison Clarke, MD ACA Models
Pictured at the Europa Hotel Launching the 30th year of the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Contest (left to right) Mark Shortt, MD Therapie Clinic, Leanne McDowell, Therapie Miss Northern Ireland 2015, Tracey Gilligan, CEO Therapie Clinic, Alison Clarke, MD ACA Models

Aspiring local beauty queens are encouraged to join the quest for the 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland at the third heat of the contest that will take place at Gillies bar, Ballymena, on Thursday, March 10.

The event is the third of 13 regional heats scheduled to take place across Northern Ireland, with two finalists from each heat being chosen to take part in the grand finale at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on May 16.

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 the Miss Northern Ireland website, www.missnorthernireland.co.uk