Aoife O’Sullivan from Cork bested 31 other candidates for the Miss Ireland 2018 crown.
The 23-year-old primary school teacher will head on to compete at the 2018 Miss World finals in December in Sanya, China.
Tara Marie Nolan and Beibhinn Haren were first and second runners-up, respectively.
O’Sullivan first joined Miss Ireland in 2015 and finished third. She began modelling part-time “to fill the void” left by sport in her life after a knee injury prevented her from further pursuing camogie, according to the Evening Echo.
Also crowned in the same event is Mr Ireland 2018 Karl Walsh from Galway.
The finals was held September 16 at Dublin’s Helix Theatre. Missosology.Org