Launch of Miss Ireland Pageant ‘08
The 2008 Miss Ireland Pageant was launched in Lillies Bordello on Thursday, 24th April by organiser, Krishna Naidoo. Details were, announced of the judging panel and presenters for the final, which will take place in The Crowne Plaza, Santry on Friday June 20th.
Joining former Miss Dublin and Pageant Director Lelia Naidoo as members of the judging panel will be TV presenter Amanda Byram, former Eastenders star and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Matt di Angelo, Miss World 2006 Tatana Kucharova and top hair stylist Gary Kavanagh. Further judges will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Jean Kenny(Miss Cork) & Brian
Co-hosted by Myleene Klass and Brian Dowling, the final promises to be a glamorous, star-studded event with entertainment from one of the biggest solo artists from the past two years – Shayne Ward.
The dancers that will perform in the show have appeared in London’s West End in shows such as “Chicago”, “Guys and Dolls” and “Dirty Dancing.”
With a prize package of over €100,000 up for grabs, including €10,000 cash, this year’s Miss Ireland promises to be a hotly contested event with each county being represented. The regional heat winners will compete for the prestigious Miss Ireland title and to be the first to wear the newly designed crown at the Miss World final. Heats are still taking place all over Ireland (log onto www.missirelandpageant.ie/ for details).
Contestants will compete in beachwear, daywear which is sponsored by Pamela Scott, and evening wear sections.
With the Miss Ireland pageant celebrating its 60th year, the Miss Ireland gala final promises to be one of the best yet.