Miss Universe Ireland
Miss Universe Ireland is a national beauty pageant that has selected Ireland's representative to the Miss Universe pageant since 2002. Its national director is Andrea Roche, a former Miss Ireland who has also represented Ireland at Miss Universe 1998 and placed ninth overall.
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.
In 2007 and 2013, there was no Miss Universe Ireland pageant. Due to rescheduling the pageant to the following year. At 2007, It is the first time that Ireland will withdrew from the pageant. In 2013, Ireland also withdrew from the pageant. So it's two years that Ireland is withdrewing from the pageant.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Universe Ireland represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before creating of Miss Universe Ireland, the winner of Miss Ireland will be competing at the pageant respectively.
|Year||Miss Universe Ireland||County||Placement||Special Awards|
|2014||Lisa Madden||Cork City||Unplaced|
|2010||Rozanna Purcell||Tipperary||Top 10|
|2002||Lisa O'Sullivan||South Dublin||Unplaced|
By number of wins (county)
Below are the number of winners as Miss Universe Ireland (2002–present) according to the year in which they crowned.
|Dublin||4||2005, 2008, 2009, 2012|
Miss Ireland 1961-2001
Since 1961-2001, the official candidate selected by Miss Ireland winners to compete at the Miss Universe pageant.
|Year||Miss Ireland||Placement||Special Awards|
|1963||Marlene Margaret McKeown||2nd Runner-up||Miss Photogenic|
|1964||Maurine Elizabeth Lecky||Unplaced|
|1965||Anne Elizabeth Neill||Unplaced|
|1966||Gladys Anne Waller||Unplaced|
|1967||Patricia Armstrong||Top 15|
|1973||Pauline Theresa Fitzsimons||Unplaced|
|1975||Julie Ann Farnham||Top 12|
|1976||Elaine Rosemary O’Hara||Unplaced|
|1978||Lorraine Bernadette Enriquez||Top 12|
|1979||Lorraine Marion O’Conner||Unplaced|
|1982||Geraldine Mary McGrory||Unplaced|
|1983||Roberta Brown||2nd Runner-up|
|1985||Olivia Marie Tracey||Top 10|
|1986||Karen Ann Shevlin||Unplaced|
|1987||Rosemary Elizabeth Thompson||Unplaced|
|1990||Barbara Ann Curran||Unplaced|
|1991||Siobhan McClafferty||Unplaced||Miss Photogenic|
|1995||Anna Maria McCarthy||Unplaced|
|1998||Andrea Roche||Top 10|
- In 2007 for the first time the Miss Universe Ireland pageant was not held.
- In 2010 Rozanna Purcell was offered a contract with Trump Model Management after the Miss Universe 2010 competition ended, and was offered additional contracts in Mexico and Colombia. She was then invited to judge at the Miss Venezuela 2010 pageant.
- In 2013 the official national pageant was rescheduled for the following year therefore no pageant in 2013.
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