Current Miss County Dublin and Miss Ireland’s second runner-up Hannah-Kathleen Hawkshaw will represent Ireland at the upcoming Miss International Pageant.

Miss International, one of the core global beauty pageants, sees participants from more than 70 countries vying for the coveted crown, with delegates elected as “beauty goodwill ambassadors” to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding. With a focus on positivity, inner strength and individuality, the 62. Miss International will take place on November 12″ 2024 in Tokyo, Japan, with Hannah-Kathleen representing the Emerald Isle for the first time since 2016.

The dynamic and multifaceted Hannah-Kathleen is a beacon of modern empowerment, epitomizing the spirit of progress and positive change. Captivating audiences with her diverse talents in the worlds of communications, creativity, and the arts, she is unwavering in her dedication to social advocacy.

From starting a fashion blog at the age of 12, which awarded her Best Fashion Blog in 2017, to launching a career in branding and communications, being recognized as a Top 30U30 Female Entrepreneur by Yahoo! Finance in 2021, and participating in leadership gatherings centered on impact with Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, Hannah-Kathleen’s journey to Miss International is a testament to her exceptional efforts, vibrant personality, and intrinsic desire to grow and pay it forward.

Alongside her entrepreneurial efforts, Hannah-Kathleen commits extensive time to working alongside both homegrown and global charities. Crowned ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ at Miss Ireland 2023, Hannah-Kathleen works alongside Dublin’s Hope 4 Homeless and UK-based Yiannis Christodoulou Foundation, c children and educational charity, while also spending time in Delhi, India, immersing herself in educational programs for youth, working closely with the Lakshyam NGO, a charity uplifting women and children from the depths of poverty.

Additionally, Hannah-Kathleen has taken on the role of Director of Advancement with the Broadway Dreams Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to empowering young people through arts education.

When speaking about her title as Miss International Ireland, Hannah-Kathleen said, “Miss International embodies elegance, purpose, and impact, so I am extremely thankful to have been given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make this personal dream come true! It will be a huge honor and milestone of my life to represent our beautiful nation. In the lead up to the final, I hope to use this as a chance to showcase Ireland and raise awareness of the real superheroes and incredible organizations tackling societal challenges faced today.”

As Hannah-Kathleen prepares to embark on this exciting journey as Ireland’s first representative for Miss International since 2016, she is committed to using her platform to empower and promote positive change on a global scale.