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Miss University 2010 Tiaraed...

If Britain is a Nation of shopkeepers then surely Ireland is a Nation of Beauty Pageants, such is our preoccupation with these strange 'Miss' contests. This time around our finest female academics were up on show for Miss University 2010 in Dandelion Bar with Miss IADT Nicola Hughes grabbing the tiara and sash...

Nicola Hughes (Miss University 2010)

This week Dandelion Bar saw the best looking ladies from our top Colleges, Universities, and 3rd Level Schools battle-it-out to become Miss University 2010 and thus go on to the Miss Ireland 2010 finals.

Hannah Saunders (1st Runner Up), Nicola Hughes (Winner), Julie Somerville (2nd Runner Up)

In a close run race Miss IADT Nicola Hughes was nearly pipped-at-the-post by Miss Trinity College Julie Somerville and fellow blonde bombshell Hannah Saunders, but she impressed the celebrity judges just enough to get the top sash plus a modelling contract with Assets Models into the bargain...

Michelle Heaton (judge)

Speaking of those celebrity judges we sure had a belly-full of 'em. The panel included: Michelle Heton (Liberty X), Paolo Cafolla (, Courtney O'Hara (Assets Models), Sue Kelly (Brown Cow), Leah O Rielly (Crystal & Co), Patrick Mac Keogh (, Georgia Salpa (Assets Models), Suzanne Kane (FM104), Oksana Vereschynska (Miss University 2009), Joanna Garvin (Fran & Jane), and Barry Kernon (Dandelion).

Miss University Finalists 2010

Congrats to Nicola Hughes, Miss University 2010, we hope you blow them away at Miss Ireland. Now, enjoy a selection of pictures from the Dandelion bash folks in association with

Georgia Salpa (judge)

Julie Somerville (Miss TCD)

Courtney O'Hara, Georgia Salpa (judges)

Lee Ann Hicks

Paolo Cafolla, Hannah Saunders (1st Runner Up), Nicola Hughes (Winner), Ivano Cafolla, Julie Somerville (2nd Runner Up), Louis Williams

Alana Carroll

Cara Spilliane (Miss UCC)

Anthony Kelly, Claire Moore, Stuart McQuitty

Michelle Heaton, Oksana Vereschynska, Nicola Hughes (Miss University 2010), Claire Moore

Miss University 2010 Finalists

Nicola Hughes (Miss University 2010)


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UCC – Cork
April 29, 2010 - 13:21

Live and let live, whats with all the negativity

IT girl – Waterford
April 29, 2010 - 13:19

@Harvard Grad USA..Wow what an educated and sweeping generalisation you have just made 'Irish universities are full of morons'How so?..'The idea that people from Irish universities speak down to those from technical institutes makes us laugh'...Do they really? Ok nice to hear ur opinion but its not very relevant

April 21, 2010 - 16:23

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April 20, 2010 - 19:24

ok Irish I tell you what, if you stop hiding behind your computer screen I'll stop hiding behind mine. And to be fair there's a lot of pikey-ness to compare here - gaudy dresses, big hair, bad fake tan - all they're missing is hoopy earrings!

Irish – Dublin
April 20, 2010 - 16:33


Irish – Dublin
April 20, 2010 - 16:32

Im also ashamed to be Irish because if all the people in here that are criticising these girls are Irish it is disgraceful. You all hide behind your computer sceens abusing people you dont even know. Fair play to all these girls for doing what they want to do and not caring what other people think. I think they all look great and calling people knackers who immature.

April 19, 2010 - 15:30

by men and.........LASER BEAMS? you could have come up with, I dunno, Mr. Les Bean? laser beams, that made me lol (tools!)

A Real Woman – Dublin
April 19, 2010 - 09:18

paddy - "pageants are empowering to women"? Yes, I suppose if they want to make a few extra quid as prostitutes, the title of Miss Ireland does the trick.

April 19, 2010 - 08:01

"Miss World and Miss Universe are two of the most watched annual events in the world" -by men and laser beams looking to fiddle themselves over the bikini section most likely

April 19, 2010 - 01:49

Not really any top pageant standard girls here, I doubt she will be Miss Ireland. Also the bashers should STFU these girls entered the competiton freely and I think pageants are empowering to women. Britian and Ireland are actually the exceptions to the rule when it comes to pageants. Miss France for example is broadcast live on TV each year on a major network and Miss World and Miss Universe are two of the most watched annual events in the world.

Sebastian Longchamps – Internet Censorship Committee
April 18, 2010 - 13:19

What? Comments removed by request?

Aw, poor little piggies Paulo and Ivano - dido Io offendo youo?

April 18, 2010 - 12:37

the winner looks like a mouse/rat....

Sebastian Longchamps – Coffee House
April 18, 2010 - 11:30

@ A Real Woman - fancy a coffee? :)

Sebastian Longchamps – Bed
April 18, 2010 - 10:58

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Sebastian Longchamps – Bed
April 18, 2010 - 10:57

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Grammar Nazi – The Bunker
April 18, 2010 - 10:55

@AI - "articluate"

LMAO Tse Tsung.

Al – Dublin
April 18, 2010 - 02:13

'eff off'? How very articluate of you! How about you get down off your 'intellectual' high horse

laney – dublin
April 18, 2010 - 02:11

Say what you like @ A Real Woman... I would actually love to see you see how 'good looking' you really are. Also,

'I am without a doubt better looking (by most people's estimation) than ANY of these women'

you can't even see most of them clearly! No, you don't have a huge ego at all...

Toaster – Rathmines
April 17, 2010 - 22:43

As "A Real Woman" said... "hooker trash" Classic showbiz vitriol!

April 17, 2010 - 22:41

Hair extensions, too much make up...generic & least the UCC one looks abit more natural. The rest are SO plastic & fake looking....TEDIOUS!! Is this what is seen as beauty today??!! Pretty tacky

April 17, 2010 - 20:43

@ wow - comp-e-tition

April 17, 2010 - 20:40

best line so far - "they look like hooker trash"! love it

A Real Woman – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 19:55

@AI - So, let me understand... You think I should post a link so I can then have this dodgy group of ugly women hunting me down? No, thanks. Please don't confuse confidence with an unhealthy ego. I'm beautiful in many ways. Now crawl back under your rock and eff off.

Al – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 19:28

@ 'A Real Woman'.. It's so easy to pretend you're good looking as you hide behind your computer screen! Why don't you post a link to a picture of yourself? Also, whatever these women may be, at least they aren't as egoistic as yourself! Saying that you are better looking than any of these women? How stuck up can you get!

A Real Woman – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 18:13

@wow-- Saying this lot looks like hookers is not like saying "every model is a hooker" -- I don't know if these girls are real hookers or not and I certainly don't think that all real models are hookers, but these women, who are clearly NOT real models in any case, do look to me like trashy hookers. That's not an insult. Perhaps that's how they want to be portrayed and that's okay too. I just wouldn't want to subject people I care about to have to see them humiliate themselves.

April 17, 2010 - 17:24

Actually I'm just finishing my masters so don't make a point assuming that im thick. And I do know that you don't study to be a barrister in uni actually i was trying to make a point that these girls are actually intelligent and this will clearly not be the most successful part of their lives as they will have good careers when they leave. How do they look like hookers? thats like saying that every model is a hooker.

Sunday Independent reader – Social page! LOL!
April 17, 2010 - 17:13

Wow, you don't train to be a barrister in university. Perhaps if you had the benefits of a superior education like the rest of us you'd know that.

A Real Woman – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 17:11

@Wow --- "A bit of fun"? How is allowing yourself to be humiliated and denigrated like a cheap prostitute fun? I am without a doubt better looking (by most people's estimation) than ANY of these women and I would never accept to be in something so vile, so base, so grotesque and insulting. They may all be studying to be doctors and barristers but they look like hooker trash.

April 17, 2010 - 16:43

how is it that this will be the most successful part of their lives?are u thick like? they are all in university. Some studying to be doctors, barristers and journalists! clearly this is jealousy. whats wrong with doing this compition. Its only abit of fun!!I'm in total shock of the disgraceful, mean comments. I'm sure most of the ppl writing these comments wouldnt say no if they got offered a chance to be in a comptition like this.

Harvard Grad – USA
April 17, 2010 - 12:58

You guys are funny. Irish universities are full of morons. The idea that people from Irish universities speak down to those from technical institutes makes us laugh. Get your degree in Gaelic or leprechaun f*%ing and shut the f*$k up!

April 17, 2010 - 12:11

yea damo ur rite there!!

Intellectual Snob from a good family – D4
April 17, 2010 - 11:03

If there was a Wikipedia entry for this, I suspect someone would add "Citation Needed" in brackets after the word "University"

Kate – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 07:54

'Celebrity' judges???

Fish Fingers – Leo Burdocks
April 17, 2010 - 00:49

@Ekat - You probably hate yourself even more.

April 17, 2010 - 00:47

I hate Ireland so, so much.

Model A1 – Dublin
April 17, 2010 - 00:28

Michelle Heaton looks like a...

April 17, 2010 - 00:12

Roxanna Vereschynska?? last yrs miss uni??? im soooo confused?? cud ave sworn it was an irish chick who came runner up in miss ireland..... hmmm

April 16, 2010 - 23:48

re. wtf... regardless of the fact that georgia salpa is often made wear skimpy outfits for does not instantly brand her as a 'slapa'... anyone who has ever met her could tell you she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside!....

Commentator – online
April 16, 2010 - 21:20

IADT.... University.....?

NYJimmy – NY
April 16, 2010 - 20:36

LOL! That's beauty in Ireland??? I'd hate to see ugly!

April 16, 2010 - 20:31

Commet Removed on Request.

April 16, 2010 - 19:28

why do irish girls all look the same??its sooooooooooooo boring!!take a flight out of ireland and you'll see real beauties. i mean, why do they ALL do their hair the same way - that wavy style?? EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!jaysis, the girl that won is like EVERY other girl in dublin! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sociologist – Trinity
April 16, 2010 - 19:12

Commet Removed on Request.

April 16, 2010 - 18:31

This is an abomination.

April 16, 2010 - 18:29

Michelle Heaton - why? At a Miss University Competition. Is this a joke?

April 16, 2010 - 18:28

What is Ivano Cafolla's function? I don't just mean here, but in life generally.

April 16, 2010 - 18:18

why do they all look like pikeys? plus - Showbiz, in fairness, you report on the biggest load of sh!te! Bibi Baskin would be better than this!

Commentator – online
April 16, 2010 - 17:45

It is very upsetting to see that for many of the women in the above photographs, this event will represent the most successful period of their lives.

Actually, on second thoughts, ROFFLE.

April 16, 2010 - 17:31

Unfair editing showbiz, i was merely pointing out the slapa's level of intelligence, theres no shame in not having any braincells

April 16, 2010 - 15:56

the best of a seriously bad bunch... hasnt a chance in miss ireland

Model A1 – Dublin
April 16, 2010 - 14:44

i would say this was a total fix-up by the cafollas and courtney BUT in fairness to nicola she IS the best of this bunch. all she needs now is her dad to be a famous singer and she's away ;)

Seamus – Drogheda
April 16, 2010 - 14:36

I'm ashamed to be Irish!

April 16, 2010 - 13:15

wtf. why was georgia slapa judging miss university?

April 16, 2010 - 13:07

If you look back on this site you'll see that Nicola is in a photo with good pal Cafolla and she has been modelling with Assets for months already, and who were the judges....?? she looks like Kendra the former Playboy Bunny. Love her dress.

Graduated with clothes on
April 16, 2010 - 12:53

lollipop.. lollipop... oh lolli lollipop

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