Louise crowned queen of the land
A NEW ROSS woman has been named the ultimate beauty queen of the UK and Ireland.
Louise Phillpot (26) of Nunnery Lane won the competition in Newry recently, having been narrowed down to the final 18 entrants across Ireland and the UK.
Louise said: 'I had such an amazing experience and met some lovely people. I can't wait to start doing events and doing my duties as a princess at the hospice in Belfast.' Louise, who is a model signed with Andrea Roche and who was a finalist in the Face of Ireland competition in 2011, said having qualified for the third round, it was nerve wracking waiting for her number to be called out. The competition's chosen charity was the Make a Wish Foundation.
Louise will feature in a new gangster film called Spider's Trap which is set in Dublin.
New Ross Standard