BY BERNIE NÍ FHLATHARTA
A 22-years-old city worker has been named as Miss Galway 2013, and will go forward to compete in the Miss Ireland contest in June.
Laura Fox from Moylough currently works in the Corrib House Tea Rooms in Woodquay, but plans to return to college next year.
She had never modelled before in her life, but last week she had to do a photoshoot wearing New Look clothes and model a casual, swimwear and evening wear on the ramp in Coyotes Late Bar, where the event was held.
Fourteen young women entered the competition and, in fact, Laura only decided that day to go in for it and borrowed an evening dress from a friend.
“Judges had a difficult task this year as it was probably the most difficult selection process we have had in a while. Our judges deliberated for over an hour,” said Nicola Kerrigan, one of the organisers of the Miss Galway event.
Ms Kerrigan said they were delighted to have crowned Laura to represent Galway in the forthcoming Miss Ireland Pageant, the longest running pageant in Ireland, which previously crowned Rosanna Davidson, who went on to win the Miss World title.
The brown haired, hazel eyed Laura whose height is 5’7” says she is excited about the year ahead. Laura has completed a business course in the Galway Technical Institute but would love to return to college to study event management. Meanwhile, though, she says she is going to enjoy being Miss Galway for the next year.
For more on this story, see the Galway City Tribune.