The West Belfast Beauty was pipped to the post in 2011 getting the 1st runner up place and on Saturday night at the Miss Ireland final in Dublin, it seemed that history was repeating itself with Rebecca being awarded first runner up and Miss Derry Katie McAuley being placed as 2nd Runner up. Tonight the news broke that 25 year old Maire Hughes, crowned Miss Ireland on Saturday, would be 26 at the Miss World final. The rules clearly state that contestants must be 25 or under – resulting in her not being able to go forward with the title.
Another well known saying is ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ and we’re over the moon that the silver lining of this particular cloud is topped off with a sparkling tiara for our Sugah pal Rebecca who is officially Miss Ireland 2012!
I chatted to Rebecca earlier who said “I’m absolutely delighted to be Miss Ireland 2012. The support I got on the run up to the final and the messages I got after Saturday nights final were amazing. Of course my best wishes go to Maire.”
Rebecca is the face of the El Divino Fashion ‘Walking on Water’ fashion show this Friday where 23 Style Academy models will strut out on a custom build 150ft catwalk stretching over the River Lagan. We think there will be a few glasses of champagne raised to our newly crowned Miss Ireland at El Divino!
Photocaption: Sugahfix photographed Rebecca back in Oct 2009 at The Ivory at Victoria Square when she was a new face – we knew she had star potential!! We so thrilled for her!
Photo by Ruairi Drayne, styling by Katrina Doran, Hair & Make-up by Megan Donalson.