A milestone weekend awaits Mount Temple native, Eva Dunning, as she prepares for the Miss Ireland competition to be held in The Helix in Dublin on Sunday night.
The current Miss Midlands is enjoying a week of relaxation prior to the event which will see thirty ladies from around the country vying for the much sought after title and a chance to represent Ireland at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China, in December, the venue in which Rosanna Davison, a judge at this year’s competition, won the crown in 2003.
Having completed the first stage of judging on Sunday, when, in a group of six participants, Eva availed of the five minute opportunity to self promote and speak of her lifetime experiences under the judging eyes of former Mr. Ireland, Brideswell native Darren King, the Miss Midlands representative, a law graduate from DCU, is currently working in the Binary Hub in Dublin.
Having annexed the title of Miss Midlands in Karma in July, Eva has been working closely with her management team, lead by Nicola Kerrigan, who has provided valuable interview skills and marketing advice since her success.
“I have gained invaluable experience from working closely with Nicola and received life learning essential tips which will be of much benefit to me as I progress my career,” Eva noted.
As part of her winning package, Eva garnered a contract from the Catwalk Modelling Agency and under the guidance of Mandy Maher, is looking forward to her modelling time post her Miss Ireland commitments.
Eva has also received sponsorship from The Debs Room and Medussa Hair Studio, both of whom are assisting her with preparations in the run up to the weekend competition.
On the night, Eva will be judged with regard to her stage presence, wearing various outfits from the event sponsors and should she progress to the final eight participants, will be under the spotlight as ‘on the spot’ questions will form the basis for a final decision.
As Eva takes the opportunity to relax and reflect on her experience to date, she would like to acknowledge those who have sponsored and supported her to date.
“The sponsorship and support I have received to date has been truly amazing and I appreciate the assistance from Nicola, the Debs Room, Medussa and the Catwalk Model Agency.
“I have also held a number of fundraising initiatives in my capacity as Miss Midlands, with the Simon Community benefiting from a well attended Fr. Ted quiz in the Prince Bar on Saturday night.
“Promoting three charity events at my workplace with the focus on mental health awareness and volunteering workshops for students in Dublin has also been very fulfilling,” Eva commented.
With thirty contestants competing for the coveted tiara and sash, Eva aspires and will know her Miss Ireland faith on Sunday night. We wish her every success!