Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gee Whizz

(Pix. Brian McEvoy)

All White: 1. Alannah McGurk; 2. Emily McKeogh & Sam Homan; 3. Cici Cavanagh.

Party people descended on Vanilla Nightclub in Donnybrook for the final of Miss Whizzer Whitening Strips 2011. No, it wasn’t a striptease contest but rather the chance for one lucky girl to move one step closer to a coveted place in this year’s Miss Universe Ireland.

After a drinks reception, the guest judges, publisher Michael O’Doherty, Fade Street’s Louise Johnston and the ever stylish Michelle McGrath, put the contestants through their paces in formalwear, swimwear (OK, so there was some stripping) and Q&A rounds. As the evening came to a close, the dynamic MC duo of RTE’s Daniella Moyles and Asset’s Claire Moore announced that gorgeous Trinity student Dervla Louli was the overall winner.

Along with the prestige of winning entry to the Miss Universe Ireland heats which take place in June, Dervla also won a fantastic prize package including full sponsorship of all clothes, hair and beauty treatments needed to represent Whizzer in the competition as well as a European city break for two. She’ll definitely have the brightest smile, that’s for sure.