Ireland at major beauty pageants

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Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The country has won one victory:

  • One — Miss World crown (2003)

Ireland's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Ireland has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color Key
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
Year MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA
2020 Nadia Sayers ↑ No Pageant Held Eileen Mary O'Donnell
2019 Fionnghuala O'Reilly Chelsea Farrell x x
2018 Grainne Gallanagh
Top 20
Aoife O'Sullivan x Sarah Carr
2017 Cailín Toíbín
Top 16
Lauren McDonagh x x
2016 x Niamh Kennedy Katherine Gannon x
2015 Joanna Cooper Sacha Livingstone x Joelle Curoe
2014 Lisa Madden Jessica Hayes x x
2013 x Aoife Walsh x x
2012 Adrienne Murphy Rebecca Maguire x x
2011 Aoife Hannon Holly Carpenter x Rachelle Liggett
2010 Rozanna Purcell
Top 10
Emma Waldron
Top 7
x Alesha Gallen
2009 Diana Donnelly Laura Patterson x x
2008 Lynn Kelly Sinéad Noonan x x
2007 x Bláthnaid McKenna x x
2006 Melanie Boreham Sarah Morrissey x Melanie Boreham
2005 Mary Gormley Aoife Cogan x ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Ireland sent their first delegate in 2006.)
2004 Cathriona Duignam Natasha Gairbheith x
2003 Lesley Flood Rosanna Davison
WINNER
x
2002 Lisa O'Sullivan Lynda Duffy x
2001 Lesley Turner Catrina Supple x
2000 Louise Doheny Yvonne Ellard x
1999 Vivienne Doyle Emir Doyle x
1998 Andrea Roche
Top 10
Vivienne Doyle x
1997 Fiona Mullally Andrea Roche x
1996 Joanne Black Niamh Redmond x
1995 Anna McCarthy Joanne Black x
1994 Pamela Flood Anna McCarthy Julie Stokes
1993 Sharon Ellis Pamela Flood Deborah Hannigan
1992 Jane Thompson Sharon Ellis Mary Moore
1991 Siobhan McClafferty Amanda Brunker Susan Brady
1990 Barbara Curran Siobhan McClafferty
1st Runner-Up
Veronika Moore
1989 Collette Jackson Barbara Curran
Top 10
Louise Kelley
1988 Adrienne Rock Collette Jackson Karin O'Reilly
1987 Rosemary Thompson Adrienne Rock Barbara Curran
1986 Karen Shevlin Rosemary Thompson
Top 15
Majella Byrne
1985 Olivia Tracey
Top 10
Anne Gannon
Top 15
Karen Shevlin
1984 Patricia Nolan Olivia Tracey
Top 7
Karen Curran
1983 Roberta Brown
2nd Runner-Up
Trish Nolan
Top 15
Sandra Eglington
Top 15
1982 Geraldine McGrory Roberta Brown
Top 7
Martina Meredith
Top 15
1981 Valerie Roe Geraldine McGrory
Top 15
Michelle Rocca
2nd Runner-Up
1980 Maura McMenamim Michelle Rocca Mary Hadaman
1979 Lorraine O'Conner Mary Hegarty Lorraine O'Conner
1978 Lorraine Enriquez
Top 12
Lorraine O'Conner Lorraine Enriquez
4th Runner-Up
1977 Jakki Moore Lorraine Enriquez Anne McDaid
1976 Elaine O’Hara Jakki Moore
Top 15
x
1975 Julie Farnham
Top 12
Elaine O'Hara Nuala Holloway
1974 Yvonne Costelloe Julie Farnham
Top 15
Yvonne Costelloe
1973 Pauline Fitzsimons Yvonne Costelloe Pauline Fitzsimons
1972 Maree McGlinchey Cathy Talbot Katherine Talbot
Top 15
1971 Marie Hughes June Glover Brenda Guidon
1970 Rita Doherty Mary McKinley Anne Murphy
1969 Patricia Brine Charlotte Delamere Mary Kelly
Top 15
1968 Tiffany Scales June MacMahon
Top 15
Frances Clarke
1967 Patricia Armstrong
Top 15
Gemma McNabb Sonya Mullan
1966 Gladys Waller Helen McMahon ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Anne Neill Gladys Waller
2nd Runner-Up
Elizabeth Black
1964 Maurine Lecky Mairead Cullen Joan Power
1963 Marlene McKeown
2nd Runner-Up
Joan Power Olive White
Top 15
1962 Josie Dwyer Muriel O'Hanlon Mona Burrows
Top 15
1961 Jean Russell Olive White
Top 15
Irene Kane
1960 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Ireland send their first delegate in 1961.)
Irene Kane
Top 10
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. Ireland send their first delegate in 1961.)
1959 Ann Fitzpatrick
1958 Susan Riddell
1957 Nessa Welsh
1956 Amy Kelly
1955 Evelyn Foley
1954 Connie Rodgers
1953 Mary Murphy
1952 Eithne Dunne
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. Ireland send their first delegate in 1952.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 10 2nd Runner-Up (1963, 1983)
Miss World 16 Winner Star*.svg (2003)
Miss International 8 2nd Runner-Up (1981)
Miss Earth 0 None
Total 34 1 TITLE

See also[edit]

  • Miss Universe Ireland
  • Miss Ireland

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.


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