Joanna Cooper was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2015 at the end of the beauty pageant held on November 27, 2015. She will represent her country at Miss Universe 2015 on December 20th. The three-hour annual event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The contestants were :
Miss Antrim - Amira Graham
Miss Cork - Cailin Ni Tobin
Miss Donegal – Charlotte Murphy
Miss Dublin South (Ciaran Nevin Hair Salon) – Christina Lonergan
Miss Alfies - Victoria Mulhall
Miss Dublin Central - Nicole Rush
Miss Dublin West- Shannen Reilly McGrath
Miss Limerick - Linda Creedon
Miss Meath - Sarah-Leigh Kinsella
Miss Offaly – Chanelle O’Dwyer
Miss Tipperary - Briena Linnane
Miss Waterford - Lauren Croke
Miss University - Caroline Shanahan
Miss Wright Venue - Eve Ryan
Miss Wildcard - Joanna Cooper
Miss #LoveIrishSkin - Shauna Lindsay
Miss Solo Hair- Nicole O’Brien
Miss All Dolled Up- Jen Murphy
Miss Irish Sun- Aoife McGrane
Miss New Minds Academy - Rebecca O’Donovan
Miss Havanna Browns - Hope Hickey
Miss Pineapple Ents - Jess Murphy
Cooper succeeds Miss Universe Ireland 2014 Lisa Madden. Joanna will receive Gold Fever Hair extensions, a Make Up For Ever hamper, Jewellery from Tower Jewellers, a modelling contract and a whole new wardrobe from Mac Doll Boutique.
The Miss Universe Ireland Pageant
In 2002, Andrea Roche Model Agency was awarded the rights to host the Miss Universe Ireland pageant and to send an Irish representative to compete at Miss Universe. This came in 2003 after the Miss Ireland Organisation changed owners and dropped the license of Miss Universe. Since then the organisation has been sending the Republic of Ireland’s representative to the international beauty pageant.
Since Ireland’s debut in Miss Universe 1961, it has yet to produce an Irish Miss Universe.