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Miss Ireland V The Housewives...

What a contrasting showdown folks, the youthful hope filled gals vying for the Miss Ireland 2012 title up against the more mature lady from The Southside Housewives show. Both sets of femme fatales crossed paths at Buck Whaleys last night... We didn't stick around long but we bet there was murder on the dance floor...

Virginia Macari, Roz Flanagan, Jo Jordan, Danielle Meagher

One room folks. Hundreds of Miss Ireland 2012 hopefuls on one side and the already infamous four, otherwise known as The Southside Housewives, on the other... Yet. We still don't know why Ireland's dainty debutantes were put together with Ireland's more, ahem, experienced ladies. But the SSHWs were up for the pose off. We think they took 'em.

Ciara Allen (Miss Carlow)

Yup. It was the launch of Miss Ireland 2012 last night with a whole new batch of newbies taking their tentative first steps into the Dublin social scene. Like years gone by, some will stick around the press call route and pompous party places for a few years. The rest will get sense.

Jo Jordan

Already, there are a few gals sticking out as potential MI2012 winners, but we'll say nowt in case we feck-up chances. Yup. Many a Miss Ireland scandal has started on these here pages. Thus, we're not gonna tell you who we think is gonna win... Whispers: we know.

Esme Mansergh Wallace (Miss Sunday World)

Apart from all the beauty pageant gals and Southside Housewives, other guests at Buck Whaleys were: DJ Louise Kavanagh, Alison Canavan, Pamela Ryan, Rebecca De Havilland, Ruth Melody, Stephen Higgins, and many more...

Virginia Macari

So there you have it folks, the beauty pageant season starts early this year... Ah but where would Ireland be without them? Polukaville, that's where.

Katie McAuley (Miss Derry)

Alison Canavan

Rebecca Maguire (Miss Wright Venue)

Louise Kavanagh

Jennifer Manning (Miss Dublin South)

Pamela Ryan

Hazel McMahon (Miss Clare)

Rebecca De Havilland

Caoimhe Tuohy (Miss Sligo)

Ruth Melody

Hayley McCabe (Miss Kildare)

Stephen Higgins with Miss Ireland 2012 Finalists

Rebecca Maguire (Miss Meath)

Niamh McKeever (Miss Dublin West)

Clionadh O'Connor (Miss Kerry)

Caitlin Milligan (Miss Down)

Kyla Slaiani (Miss Buck Whaleys)

Jade O'Neil (Miss Armagh)

Deirbhile Lee (Miss Limerick)

Aisling Alcock (Miss Dublin North)

Miss Ireland Finalists 2012

Danielle Meagher, Roz Flanagan, Jo Jordan, Virginia Macari


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bob – Carlow
May 02, 2012 - 17:15

Miss Carlow is looking fair like a transvestite, not a patch on Salpa!

ceara – drogheda
April 22, 2012 - 19:46

Negativity is jealousy...... all these girls are stunnig (especially Miss North Dublin) !!! how dare anyone suggest that Aishling should be ashamed of where shes from?? Snobs!!! Stuck up people who have a chip on their shoulders because the were most likely too ugly 2 ever enter any kind of beauty contest themselves!!! get a life

Aoife – Tipp
April 19, 2012 - 23:02

@rachel I totally agree with you!! Miss wright has sO much press, we are brainwashed into thinking she is gonna win. She doesn't seem to have that miss world "thing" about her. Derry is stunning, bet she doesn't even need all that primping and make up though. I like Sunday world too. Teeny bit plain though buy may pull a clinker on the night ;) we need a natural fair haired girl with porcelain skin and green eyes! A true Irish beauty! So sick of all these lookalikes!!

April 17, 2012 - 19:39

Ross out of friends- too funny!

Misab – Dublin Ireland
April 17, 2012 - 18:11

Omg the girl looks the spit of ross out of friends deffo . They aren't great this year as for Pamela Ryan someone call the fashion police

Felix Steiner – Hamburg
April 17, 2012 - 07:30

@Chinagirl - "i unfollowed her on twitter hahah" - wow, you really are some sort of rebel aren't you?

April 16, 2012 - 22:32

Layala- Ive just had so much fun going through all the shots to see which one looked like Ross out of friends. Turned out about 8 of them could have passed for him! Thanks for that entertainment! I think Rebecca de Havilland has the best chance of winning.

sdjdkflf – kk
April 16, 2012 - 16:43


layala – dub
April 16, 2012 - 16:39

looks like ross out of friends

MISSG – galway
April 16, 2012 - 12:18

people from longford representing dublin
people from cork representing carlow .
good look to the actual good looking girls representing their own county ...

i follow this comp every year and this has to be the worst comp so far the stakes are low ... there is only 4 good loookin girls in the competition.

chinagirl – dublin
April 16, 2012 - 12:16

omg the state of south side houswives first of all like the show the only good lookin ones in it is virgina and daneille as for so called miss carlow (when she actually from cork ) state seemly she got compared to georgia salpa hahahah. misss dublin south and miss wright venue and miss derry are the only winners here i think rest of the girls are pure tack and state of their dresses as for pamela ryan why is she a modal i unfollowed her on twitter hahah

April 16, 2012 - 10:43

Hi 'Jack', which one of these lovely ladies are you?

Reinhard Heydrich – Bohemia & Moravia
April 16, 2012 - 07:48

How amusing that 'Jack - Dublin' accuses people of being b!tchy, then proceeds to accuse them of being fat menopausal women.

Jack – Dublin
April 16, 2012 - 00:22

Some of you b!tchy people don't have a clue! Bet you wouldn't say it to any of the girls faces? Bet you are all fat middle ages
Women who don't get a 2nd look from anyone so sit behind their computer stuffin yer faces with wotsits an takin your menopause out on the girls you don't even know! Lol! Like to see your "stunning" pictures ha

Pavlovs Dog – The Lab
April 15, 2012 - 17:43

To be fair, at least Daniela Meaghar has some semblance of a brain in her head what with her being a dentist and all. Surely that is to be admired.
Beauty Pageant....I wonder how beautiful that shower would be if we stripped back the layers of slap, lashes and extensions. Cheap clones of each other! Only four girls in that group picture actually demonstrate the physical attributes necessary to be considered a model as defined by international standards.

April 15, 2012 - 13:24

God good what is pamela ryan wearing?? Seriously needs to be gokd, taaaacky!!!!

Ireland – Ireland
April 15, 2012 - 11:45

Some people on this forum are very Ill mannered and very under-educated in the Beauty/Pageant Industry. All the girls deserve a bit of decent credit for being able to go out on stage These girls have all been given confidence and support by their county title organisers, friends and family, as a title holder/organiser myself I find the crude comments a sign of typical jealous people. Our we not meant to be impowering women in todays SOCIETY. Come on girls get a grip of yourselves and support these ladies.

Miss W
April 14, 2012 - 23:21

@me are you serious Miss Carlow? I really don't think she's very attractive at all, yes she's the image of salpa but salpa was never a miss world type model! She was always going to be a page 3 model. So Carlow a miss world? No! A tabloid model? Sure why not. Miss WV is very pretty but Miss Derry beats her hands down.

im sooo famous – harvey nics
April 14, 2012 - 23:12

not ugly but not stunning either and the style is very bad, so id say well on there way to becoming irish "celebs"

Felix Steiner – Bayreuth
April 14, 2012 - 22:15

The third picture in this is side-splitting.

April 14, 2012 - 17:34

I was in Miss Ireland a few years ago and I enjoyed the experience although some of the girls were a bit b!tchy behind the scenes but then the following year I entered Miss Lillies and wasn't even placed. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't totally morto at the time, but I suppose its all a bit of a lagh at the end of the day though. Miss Wright Venue (next Kate Moss if u ask me!) or Miss Carlow (Georgia's twin!) will walk away with it this year.

April 14, 2012 - 16:41

I don't get the Miss WV obsession at all. If she wasn't good enough last year,against a girl who came 44th in Miss World,how is she good enough to stand out in Miss World this year?

LC – Down
April 14, 2012 - 14:40

Woo wat a bunch of jealous b!tches on this.

April 14, 2012 - 13:38

Miss Derry should have it in the bag. girls tone down the make up, tan, lashes, hair, heels etc it honestly makes a pretty girl look ugly. Carlow is the spitting of Salpa, good lord one vain "look at me" is enough!

April 14, 2012 - 00:09

guys you all need to remember that all girls are very proud to be potentially representing ireland. they were selected by judges to represent their town/city/county/ business in Ireland and we should be proud of them all. there is no need to disrespect them, at the end of they day they are someones daugter and im sure each contestants family are proud that they have been selected to potentially respresent Ireland in miss world ... show them some respect ... good luck to the future miss Ireland.

April 13, 2012 - 23:49

The absolute state of the housewives!!the hack of them!!haha....nothing like seeing car crash tv!!!better get my popcorn :D

bernie hassett – tipperary
April 13, 2012 - 22:29

my vote is for esme wallace she is miss world

Why even have a competition?
April 13, 2012 - 21:52

I dont understand why theyre having a competition and making all these girls go to the the hassle when its blatantly obvious Miss Wright Venue is going to win, a clear favourite with The Miss Ireland people as well as every photographer, always in the middle at the front!!
Aishling, Miss Dub North is a stunner but shes a bit common, her accent wont do her any favours.
Miss Carlow wants to be Georgia Salpa.
Miss Sunday World is stunning but think shes a bit too innocent or something to win dont ask me why..
Miss Sligo, Bucks and Dub south are all lookers too...
Def Miss Wright Venue, Dub North and...... maybe miss sunday world or carlow top 3?

Hazel – Cavan
April 13, 2012 - 19:55

Miss Derry looks fab !

cait – leinster
April 13, 2012 - 19:22

I agree, MISS WV, KILDARE and DUB NORTH stop writting about yer'selves, CRINGE!! This is a public forum and these girls have put themselves out there to be judged by the public. these girls are not as good as last years lot in particular ARMAGH, SLIGO, and CLARE. SUN WORLD, bit 2 innocent looking this year? I loved Niamh geany, Holly carpo and ester woods of last years girls so this lot have a lot to live up to win the public over. miss CARLOW looks to be a good contender also as she is tall and dark but dont c the hype with miss WV.
best wishes - x

Vicki – Swords
April 13, 2012 - 18:34

Wow, this is the first time Wright's has come up with somebody who is actually gorgous for the competition. Where did they find her? i can't get over her beauty!There is no question in my mind that she will win the crown. Actually i'd go even further than that and say she'll win Miss World. Hail the new Rosanna! You go girl XXXX

April 13, 2012 - 16:23

miss kildare and wright venue stop writing about yourselves...wont get u votes, just looks sad!!!

Robert Ritter von Greim – Hamburg
April 13, 2012 - 13:39

The Wright Venue's friends are very vocal on this aren't they?

Joe – Dublin
April 13, 2012 - 13:02

Miss Kildare Y hasn't she repisented Kildare bfor she's a gorges girl nd she doesn't luk stuck up like da rest of da girls dats Wat u want t win A Real Woman!!!!!!

Susie – Kildare
April 13, 2012 - 12:47

Miss Kildare is doin er county proud!!she shud win do it for da red heads girl go miss Kildare !!!xxxxx

Donna – Dublin
April 13, 2012 - 12:43

Go miss Kildare win it for ur for ur country coz ur da only natural person in the compitition who really deserves it xx

Mark – Trainin
April 13, 2012 - 12:39

Miss Kildare is a cracker n for dat reason I'm guns marry her so ppl don't hate!!!!

Kiera – Swords
April 13, 2012 - 12:33

OMG, MISS WRIGHT VENUE is HOTTTT!!! And b4 u all start hatin on me I'm not a friend of hers or even no her but she is STUNNING and i don't say that abou many peopl in fact in fact I think Wright Venue produced some mingers for the Miss Ireland competition in the past but God she is a BEAUTY, I see her as the next Sarah Morrisey she is a different league to the other girls whoi might as well GO HOME NOW!!!

MikaMoma – D4
April 13, 2012 - 10:45

Wow I hope all these girls have thick skins before reading these comments. They're all young 20 somethings who need encouragement rather than constant (typical Irish) putdowns.

April 13, 2012 - 09:54

Wow.. rocking the tranny look to a high level

April 13, 2012 - 09:50

OMG!look at miss wright venue....absolutley amazing, completly stand out in the group picture is it not soo obvious to all the others that she is a cert?! best figure too what i would give for that...
carlow i think is ment to look like georgia salpa? well here dont leave the day job to persure a look-a-like career...if i was georgia i'd sue the papers for writing that! some nice girls..derry wdf happened your hair bdw? dublin west are you snarling?

Cian – Castleknick
April 13, 2012 - 04:01

MISS KILDARE WOW ..... And so is are all the rest of the girls seems like most of the people on this forget that these girls are here for support and NOT for your opinion and how bad they look I would love to see all the people bad mouthing the girls to do half the stuff they do ...... Unlike probley half of you I've been to most of these competitions and these girls work hard to earn there place so don't ruin there time on it with your bad mouthing comments. To all the girls your are amazing for doing this and Ebeepally MISS KILDARE you are hot hot hot and remember girls it's not our opinion thats counts it's the JUDGES :D good luck girls

Ted – Dublin
April 13, 2012 - 02:43

Miss kildare is a babe!!!shes the nicest one there

Jean – Baldoyle
April 13, 2012 - 01:43

Wasn't there a miss wright a couple of years ago who was v common-looking with a chavvy hairstyle face-lift... evry1 wus laffin at her, whatever happened to her? tink she was frm malahide lol, the new miss wright venue is 100 times better lookin than wot's gone before her!!!!!

Bubba – Wexford
April 12, 2012 - 23:56

If ye creep there facebooks ye get a better look. Wrights Sunday world bucks and Carlow are the best lookers. Sunday world seems the most respectable and Carlow is the image off Georgia salpa! Not sure about the dubs...

Bubba – Wexford
April 12, 2012 - 23:55

If ye creep there facebooks ye get a better look. Wrights Sunday world bucks and Carlow are the best lookers. Sunday world seems the most respectable and Carlow is the image off Georgia salpa! Not sure about the dubs...

April 12, 2012 - 22:26

Very poor quality this year. Ms Buck whaleys stands out a mile if a bit generic, the others might as well go home. Don't see it at all with Ms Dublin North- something common about her.
Miss Wright Venue number 2 and Ms. Derry number 3. Ms Limerick is also very naturally pretty.
Alison canavan looking stunning as always.
Ms. Carlow is the image of george salpa

Pieter – Nederlands
April 12, 2012 - 21:15

Miss WV need lips,Miss Carlow is HOT!

John – Leinster
April 12, 2012 - 21:00

I'm actually lost for words! Emm Miss Wright is pretty, the rest are emmm...........and since when are men allowed enter ( Miss Carlow)?

April 12, 2012 - 20:34

and...did aisling alc0ck (asc0ck) just say that she will win it??? embarrassing

Bullster – Wendyless
April 12, 2012 - 20:26

And to think that people were complaining when Ireland sent a rubber turkey to teh Eurosong contest.

mary89 – Kildare
April 12, 2012 - 20:18

Whats going on with few of the girls this year... some of these girls should not be in the comp, not going to name names. Derry is a step up from last years, Clare a leap down from the cheryl cole girl. Kildare, armagh, sligo, dub south and North??? no!! Miss WV, carlow and maybe derry top 3

Bitch – Dublin
April 12, 2012 - 19:20

Few decent girls.miss sunday world looks surprisingly non sxxtty-go you!Miss wv was in it last year I can remember her face,-that had to be very close. Got to be her year this year.Don't think anyone will be stepping on the end of her dress in hopes of beating her either in a lot of people's eyes too...she obviously has the best figure and face-sorry truth hurts sometimes

April 12, 2012 - 19:08

Rebecca Maguire, Miss Wright Venue the clear winner !! - my other favourites, Miss Sunday World, Miss Dublin North and Miss Derry - Good luck girls

AsCock – Dublin North
April 12, 2012 - 18:04

Yea Miss Dub North will def win....either her or Miss WV.....sure Aisling sure.

Miss Buck Whaleys, Miss Wright Venue or Miss Dub South....pretty much top 3

Reinhard Heydrich – Bohemia & Moravia
April 12, 2012 - 17:38

How amusing that Aishling starts off by condemning those people who sneer at the Northside, then proceeds to stereotype those of us lucky enough to be from the far superior Southside of Dublin.

April 12, 2012 - 17:32

miss kildare...... wtf...

Fergal – IFSC, Dublin
April 12, 2012 - 16:38

Looks to be between Miss Wright Venue & Miss Dublin North, in my opinion.

Also, is Stephen Higgins' 15 minutes not over???

Aishling – ....
April 12, 2012 - 16:21

how narrow minded can people be? "morto" for miss north dublin ? ha why on earth would anyone be ashamed of were there from? especially representing there area in Miss Ireland one of the oldest beauty pagents in excistence? not everyone from the northside are the same and knowing some hardship first hand will help you along in life so much better than hiding behind mammy and daddys credit card and an area code !!!! and as for all the lovely ladies i think there all beautifull and should be very proud :) xxx

April 12, 2012 - 14:14

Has anyone ever seen Lisa Murphy and Rebecca De Havilland in the same room together?

Sebastian Longchamps – Ivory Tower
April 12, 2012 - 14:13

And the latest addition to the Novelty Dj Circuit is......Louise Kavanagh.

Was Mo Kelly unavailable?

They all have lovely bums
April 12, 2012 - 14:00

qhaaaat is miss meath wearing?! Poor girl mustve thought they were to wear evening dresses, or else she has SERIOUSLY bad taste.
Would they not just give Rebecca Maguire the crown now and save all the other girls the hassle....? Shes clearly going to win, pick her out a mile away and shes the clear favourite front and center in every pic, every press call, its holly carpenter all over again...
Only 2 worthy MI girls here are Miss Wright Venue and Miss Dublin North.

April 12, 2012 - 13:55

I'd be morto telling anyone I was Miss Dublin North. Fair play to her for keeping a straight face.

Jalpeno Freddy – Dublin
April 12, 2012 - 13:49

Rebecca Maguire, jennifer manning, niamh mckeever and maybe ciara allen......the rest lollers. Miss Kildare WTF!!

A Dub – Rathfarnham
April 12, 2012 - 13:28

Saw Virginia Macari yesterday walking her pram. Could not believe how well she looked after just having a baby. Well Done girl

Correna Cleary
April 12, 2012 - 13:08

You have the wrong name on miss Meath she is Rebecca grant!

Correna Cleary
April 12, 2012 - 13:06

You have the wrong name on miss Meath she is Rebecca grant!

Goldie – Beshoffs
April 12, 2012 - 12:40

Should we know who the desperate are apart from the chipper bird?

rachel – london
April 12, 2012 - 12:31

what a bunch of mingers... jmj!

Kara – Dundalk
April 12, 2012 - 12:23

It really is the Lovely Girls Contest!

Where did Virginia get her shoes? Love them.

April 12, 2012 - 11:51

Go Ciara - Miss Drop Dead Gorjess!

Tweetie Pie
April 12, 2012 - 11:17

Not being lousy but Miss Down is hardly anything to write home about. Although none of them are really. I thought Miss Ireland was supposed to be about beautiful elegant ladies not the above. Although in saying all that Miss Wright Venue is smokin hot definitely going to wipe the floor with them !

Declan – Cuttin' turf near Longford
April 12, 2012 - 10:54

Jo Jordan (whoever she is)

LOL at the Redzer – Dublin
April 12, 2012 - 10:37

WTF is Stephen Higgins wearing...can he not get jeans to fit?

Ruddiger – Winterfell
April 12, 2012 - 09:25

Miss's Sligo, Meath, Kildare, Down and Armagh need not return, scraping and barrels comes to mind.

April 12, 2012 - 09:23

Alison always looks classy but looks a bit out of place here among the chavs and fake-tan brigade. Is Georgia Salpa representing Carlow in this year's Miss Ireland? Fair play to her. I knew she'd come back, the UK hasn't exactly taken to her. She's more appreciated here.

April 12, 2012 - 08:55

The hilarious thing about the Southside housewives is that they're all from de northside. Can you imagine any genuinely wealthy D4 ladies taking part in a tacky reality show?

Heinrich Himmler – Berlin
April 12, 2012 - 08:13

The expression "mutton dressed as lamb" comes to mind.

Maeve – Dublin
April 12, 2012 - 02:31

Why does Pamela Ryan always look so ? All the rest look fab!

WTF – dublin
April 12, 2012 - 02:24

why is pamela ryan at every event going ????
girls arnth that great
obvious favorites rebbecca maguire and aisling alc0ck
also liking miss derry and miss sunday world .
hack of miss dublin south and armagh kerry and kildare .
unfortunate photo of miss dublin west seen photos of when she won her heat .beautiful girl.
looking forward to seeing the paper photos

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