The Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with PR boss Cathy Martin, model agent Alison Campbell and male stylist Jason Shankey to compile a list of Northern Ireland’s most eligible female singletons.
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What the panel said about our winners
We think our list had a good mix of contenders and because everyone on the panel comes from different backgrounds we all brought something different to the table. Melanie is an inspirational and dedicated young woman and Graeme is a sports idol.
Public relations boss
We had quite a bit of fun mulling over all the names. It was a mixture of suggestions from friends and family as well as our own thoughts, but it wasn’t easy — we didn’t always agree and discussions got quite heated at times as we had different views on what made a person eligible. However, it was all very light-hearted in the end, and we’d hope that is the spirit in which the readers take it. I certainly had a few ‘what if..?’ moments!
When we started putting the list together we’d no idea how much interest it would provoke. It just goes to show that there are plenty of attractive, interesting, successful singletons out there.
Drawing up our singletons list was pretty challenging but we’re happy with the outcome. Graeme and Melanie are worthy winners — but we unearthed some great wee gems in people like pharmacist Peter McKee and magazine editor Laure James.
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