Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Illness forces Miss Ireland Laura Patterson out of fun run

Miss Ireland Laura Patterson with her mother Violet
New Miss England Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge (centre) joins (left to right) Miss Northern Ireland Cherie Gardiner, Miss Ireland Laura Patterson, Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse, and Miss Scotland Katherine Brown at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park lane in London, ahead of the Miss World Final in Johannesburg, South Africa
Models Laura Patterson and Chloe McLennan who became Livin Dolls , in the inaugural event for Foyle Fashion Week which saw retailer s windows come alive with real life mannequins. The wevent showcased autumn/winter '08 collections from the best in high-street fashion, the most sought after designers, and the finest in local design.

Miss Ireland Laura Patterson has been forced to pull out of a charity mini marathon in Calcutta due to ill health.

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.”

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