The 19-year-old beauty queen from Londonderry was due to take part in the St Valentine’s Day event to raise money for the street children of Calcutta.
But she had to cancel after taking ill and will be replaced by Miss Ireland runner-up Tania Zorilla.
A spokesman for the Miss Ireland Pageant said Laura — who attends the University of Ulster at Magee — was not seriously ill. He said: “It is nothing serious but she has a condition that is on its way to being resolved.”
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? firstname.lastname@example.org