Finalists of the 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland contest took part in an intense induction session at the Europa Hotel on Wednesday 4th May, in preparation for the contest final next month.
The bootcamp, which is coordinated by top modeling agency ACA Models, is designed to prepare the ambitious beauties for the final ceremony where one lucky contestant will acquire the much coveted crown from the current Miss Northern Ireland, Leanne McDowell.
The 26 finalists, who were selected by judges during a two-month nationwide search, received mentoring from the current Therapie Miss Northern Ireland, Leanne McDowell and former Miss Northern Ireland winners including Alison Clarke, Rebekah Shirley, Meagan Green, Catherine Jennings, Zoe Salmon, Finola Guinnane, Gayle Williamson and Angela Mountstephens.
The gala final which will take place on Monday 16th May at the Europa Hotel, Belfast will be a glitzy black tie affair, hosted by former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon and UTV’s Marc Mallet.
Contest organiser and Managing Director of top Belfast modelling agency ACA Models Alison Clarke said: “We’ve travelled the length and breadth of Northern Ireland to find the most talented young ladies in the country. The standard has been so high this year that it will certainly be a close competition, but I’m sure that one lucky girl will stand out and impress the judges and win the 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland Title.
“We are so proud of our current title holder, Leanne McDowell, who has been a consummate professional throughout her reign. She is the epitome of what the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland contest stands for and has carried the crown with intelligence, charm and dignity,” she added.
Tracy Gilligan, CEO of Therapie Clinic said: “We are very proud to be involved with the Miss Northern Ireland contest for the second year. We have been very impressed with the standard so far. Staff from all 4 of our branches in Belfast, Newry, Enniskillen and Derry have been cheering on their local finalists and we are all excited about the final!”
The winner will receive an extensive prize package worth thousands of pounds including an all-expenses paid trip to Miss World, a Fiat 500 car from Donnelly Group, a new designer wardrobe from Blush and beauty treatments throughout the year.
To buy tickets for the gala final, please contact the ticket office on 028 9080 9809. Tickets cost £90 per person or tables of ten can be booked for £850. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. For further information and a full list of heats and prizes, please visit www.missnorthernireland.co.uk.