Could you be the next Miss NI?

LISBURN girls are being encouraged to take part in the local heat of this year’s Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland competition where judges will select two of the 24 finalists who will go forward to compete at the black tie final event in The Europa Hotel on May 14. Event organiser Alison Campbell is looking for entrants aged between 17 and 24 from all parts of Northern Ireland to take over the crown from current Miss Northern Ireland Finola Guinnane.

On Thursday April 26 local girls have a chance to enter at the heat in Distil Nightclub at The Cardan Bar and Grill in Lisburn.

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The prize not only includes the title of Miss Northern Ireland 2012, and the all-expenses paid trip to Miss World in China, but a car from Downey’s sponsored by Open + Direct, shoes from The Outlet in Banbrdige, a wardrobe of outfits for Miss World from Beverly Hills in Belfast and a front cover photoshoot with IN! Magazine. Beauty treats galore from Michele International, Beauty Culture, a membership at The Culloden Spa, and designer glasses from Jonathan Keys will all keep her looking fabulous for her year-long contract with the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency.

To enter, girls should send a photograph with their name and address to the Open + Direct Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT. Competition rules can be checked out on the Miss NI website or on Facebook at Miss Northern Ireland Contest. The official website also outlines full details of the competition heats and the full range of prizes available.