Miss Northern Ireland

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Miss Northern Ireland
Formation 1980 (For Miss United Kingdom)
2000 (For Miss World)
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Belfast
Miss World
Miss Europe
Official language
Website Official website

Miss Northern Ireland is a national Beauty pageant in Northern Ireland


Before 1999, the winner of Miss Northern Ireland would have to compete in the Miss United Kingdom competition and win it in order to be applicable to compete in the Miss World competition. Since then however, the winner of each nation of the UK sends separate representatives to the Miss World pageant, the highest ranking of the four delegates is then named Miss United Kingdom, and competes at the Miss International Pageant the following year under the "Britain" or "United Kingdom" banner.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Northern Ireland represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Northern Ireland Hometown Placement Notes
United States 2016 Emma Carswell [1] Belfast TBA
China 2015 Leanne McDowell Cookstown Top 20
United Kingdom 2014 Rebekah Shirley Belfast Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Meagan Green Belfast Unplaced
China 2012 Tiffany Brien Belfast Top 30 Top 10 at Miss World Beach Beauty
1st runner-up at Miss World Sport
United Kingdom 2011 Finola Guinnane Drumbo Unplaced Top 20 at Miss World Beach Beauty
China 2010 Lori Moore Belfast Top 25 Miss World Sport
South Africa 2009 Cherie Gardiner Bangor Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Judith Wilson Enniskillen Unplaced Top 19 at Miss World Talent
China 2007 Melissa Patton Belfast Unplaced
Poland 2006 Catherine Jean Milligan Newtownards Top 17 Miss World Talent
China 2005 Lucy Evangelista Portglenone Top 15 Later Miss United Kingdom 2005 and Miss Universe United Kingdom 2005 2nd runner-up
China 2004 Kirsty Anne Gabriel Stewart Enniskillen Unplaced
China 2003 Diana Sayers Belfast Unplaced
United Kingdom 2002 Gayle Williamson Lurgan Unplaced Later Miss United Kingdom 2002
South Africa 2001 Angela McCarthy Belfast Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Julie Lee-Ann Martin Belfast Unplaced

List of titleholders from 1980 to 1999[edit]

Year Miss Northern Ireland Hometown Placement at Miss United Kingdom
1999 Zöe Salmon Bangor
1998 Joanne Salley Dungannon 1st Runner-Up
1997 Louis-Jayne Brown Dunmurry
1996 Fiona Hurley Belfast
1995 Shauna Marie Gunn County Fermanagh Winner
1994 Tracey Chambers Belfast
1993 Mary McGonagle Newtownstewart
1992 Sharon McLaughlin Limavady
1991 Eileen Carson Belfast
1990 Judith Spratt Belfast
1989 Pauline Taylor Newry
1988 Barbara Bothwell Belfast
1987 Majella Byrne Belfast
1986 Karen Duncan Belfast
1985 Linda Brotherson Belfast
1984 Susan Tan Coleraine 2nd Runner-Up
1983 Caroline Doherty Belfast
1982 Alison Smyth Belfast 1st Runner-Up
1981 Colette Ramsay Belfast
1980 Geraldine McGrory Belfast

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Miss NI Emma Carswell more than a beauty queen". belfasttelegraph.com. 16 May 2016. 

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