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Ulster Life Magazine - May 2014

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  • MAY 2014

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    Ulster Life Magazine180 Gortgole RoadPortglenoneCo. AntrimBT44 8AP

    T: +44 777 2002 777E: [email protected]

    Publisher: Barry ODohertyFeature Contributors:Eve BrannonCathy MartinOonagh McClureJourdan McManus

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    Fashion, pg 24Fashion Shoot, pg18 Weddings, pg56


    Rebekah Shirley has been crowned the 2014 Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland winner at a glittering black tie event at the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Monday 12th May.

    The stunning 18-year-old student from Ballymoney impressed the panel of judges on the night with her beauty, charm and personality - giving her the winning edge over twenty-five other finalists, to acquire the coveted crown from previous titleholder Meagan Green.

    The exclusive gala final was a glamorous affair hosted by UTVs

    Rebekah Shirley is crowned 2014Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland

    Marc Mallet and former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter, Joanne Salley.

    Contest organiser and Managing Director of top Belfast modelling agency ACA Models, Alison Clarke said: We are thrilled that Rebekah has won the title. Although the standard of talent has been extremely high this year, Rebekah has really sparkled throughout the contest and she certainly wowed the judging panel on the night.

    Winner Rebekah said: I am absolutely delighted to wear the 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.

    Ive 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. Winning this title is undoubtedly life-changing and I cant wait to see what the future has in store for me!

    Colin McEvoy, Head of contest sponsor Open + Direct said: Everyone at Open + Directs 15 branches across Northern Ireland has been cheering on their local finalists but were delighted that Rebekah has taken home the top prize. Rebekah demonstrates the perfect balance of charm and beauty, which marks her out as the perfect ambassador for Northern Ireland. Everyone at Open + Direct wishes her all the best in her campaign for the Miss World title.

    Rebekah will receive an extensive prize package worth thousands of pounds including a years modelling contract with ACA Models, an all-expenses p

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