Would be beauty queens from Belfast and beyond are being encouraged to join the quest to become the 2013 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland, as the first heat of this year’s competition takes place at Café Vaudeville on 28 February.
Event organiser Alison Clarke is looking for entrants aged between 17 and 24 from all parts of Northern Ireland to take over the crown from current Miss Northern Ireland Tiffany Brien.
Two girls will be selected from this heat as finalists and will go forward to compete at the black tie final event in The Europa Hotel on 13 May 2013.
This once in a lifetime opportunity will see one lucky girl compete in the Miss World finals in Indonesia this coming September. For that reason, the organisers and judging panel alike are looking for something more than just a pretty face. Alison Clarke said: “I can see it being a tough competition, but we’re looking for one lucky girl who will stand out and impress the judges to win this title before going on to compete in Miss World in Indonesia in September. Tiffany has been a wonderful ambassador for the contest and has put a very positive and friendly face to Northern Ireland this past year.”
To enter, girls should send a photograph with their name and address to the Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT. Competition rules can be checked out on the Miss NI website www.missnorthernireland.co.uk or on Facebook at Miss Northern Ireland Contest. The official website also outlines full details of the competition heats and the full range of prizes available.