Miss Northern Ireland 2014 finalists: In pictures

The 26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest ahead of the contest final which will take place at the Europa Hotel.
The 26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest ahead of the contest final which will take place at the Europa Hotel.
Finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest took part in an intense induction session at the Europa Hotel on Tuesday 29th April, in preparation for the contest final next month. Pictured at the event are (from left) Emma Irvine, Orlaith Boylan, Rebekah Shirley, Bronagh O’Kane, Meagan Daley.
Pictured are the 26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest, who took part in an intense induction session at the Europa Hotel on Tuesday 29th April, in preparation for the contest final which will take place on Monday 12th May.
The 26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest ahead of the contest final which will take place at the Europa Hotel.
26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest joined staff and diners at Horatio Todd’s Bar & Restaurant, Belfast for Sunday lunch ahead of the contest final tomorrow, Monday 12th May. The gala final, which will take place at the Europa Hotel, Belfast will be a glitzy black tie affair, hosted by former Miss Northern Ireland Joanne Salley and UTV’s Marc Mallet.
Finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest join John Laverty, Area Manager, Open + Direct Insurance at the Europa Hotel, Belfast ahead of the contest final. Pictured (from left) are Claire McErlean, Meagan Daley, Sara Murphy and Sophia Adli.
The 26 finalists of the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland contest ahead of the contest final which will take place at the Europa Hotel.

A new beauty queen will be crowned Miss Northern Ireland on Monday night.

The 2014 contest, which is now in its 28th year, has seen hundreds of young ladies compete for the coveted title in a series of heats across the province.

The grand finale takes place at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on May 12 - hosted by former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon and UTV’s Marc Mallett.

Click through the pictures to see the 26 finalists.

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