Donegal woman crowned Miss Ireland

Donegal woman, Lauren McDonagh has been crowned Miss Ireland.

Miss Donegal Lauren McDonagh emerged victorious in the beauty, poise and personality stakes against her fellow 28 Irish beauties to be crowned Miss Ireland 2017 in a star- studded ceremony in Dublin’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The 18 year from Letterkenny is currently studying Health and Social care while working part time as a Beauty Therapist.

The new Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh will represent her country at the final of Miss World which will be held on Saturday, November 17th 2017 in Sanya, China.

As winner of Miss Ireland Lauren will receive a lucrative modelling contract and a host of prizes including professional media training, luxury clothing, a professional photo-shoot and beauty products from official partners.

Lauren will be flown to Sanya, China for an all-expenses paid month-long trip as she takes part in the Miss World competition. As well as this she will return on Saint Patrick’s Day as an official guest and Irish ambassador for China’s celebrations. As Miss Ireland Lauren will also be jetting off to Hong Kong later this autumn for the launch of So Amazing Fashion’s exciting debut within the Asian market.

As part of her coveted role she will also work closely with the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice to raise much needed funds and awareness. This continues from last year’s success where €55,000 was raised for Irish charities by the Miss Ireland competition.