Gilford’s Emma Carswell has been crowned the 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland at a glittering black tie event at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
The stunning 21-year-old student from Gilford impressed the panel of judges on the night with her beauty, charm and personality, giving her the winning edge over 25 other finalists, to acquire the coveted crown from previous titleholder, Leanne McDowell.
The exclusive gala final was a glamorous affair hosted by UTV’s Marc Mallet and former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter, Zoe Salmon Corrie.
Contest organiser and Managing Director of top Belfast modelling agency ACA Models, Alison Clarke said: “We are thrilled that Emma has won the title. Although the standard of talent has been extremely high this year, Emma has really sparkled throughout the contest and she certainly wowed the judging panel on the night.”
Winner Emma Carswell said: “I am absolutely delighted to wear the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland crown and be given the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in this way! Taking part in the contest has been such an immense experience and I never thought I would come this far.
“I’ve always looked up to previous Miss Northern Ireland winners, so I hope to follow in their footsteps and become a positive role model for other local girls.
“The competition has already been such a life changing experience and I have made friends for life.
“Winning this title is undoubtedly life-changing and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me!”
Tracy Gilligan, CEO of Therapie Clinic said: “Congratulations to Emma Carswell on being crowned the Therapie Miss Northern Ireland 2016 and we can’t wait to see Emma call into Therapie Clinic to get all the top treatments tailored just for her.”
Emma will receive an extensive prize package worth thousands of pounds including a year’s modelling contract with ACA Models, an all-expenses paid trip to Miss World, Therapie Ultimate VIP Package, worth over £5000 and all-inclusive of Therapies top treatments - individually designed and tailored for this year’s Miss Northern Ireland winner, a stylish Fiat 500 car from Donnelly Group, a new designer wardrobe provided by Blush Boutique.
Runner’s up on the night were Megan Geddis aged 18 from Templepatrick who came second in the contest and Chloe Moore aged 20 from Toomebridge who was placed third.
For further information on the contest and finalists, please visit www.missnorthernireland.co.uk