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Crucifix tattoo could sink new Miss Ireland’s world title hopes

Published 07/05/2012 | 12:13

New Miss Ireland, Rebecca Maguire. Photo: Collins
Rebecca Maguire on the catwalk at the Miss Ireland 2012 Final at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Photo: Collins

AN ankle tattoo could yet trip up the new Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire on her rocky road to the title of Miss World.

The Miss Ireland contest has been mired in controversy since the original winner, Miss Mayo Maire Hughes, was stripped of the title for being too old at 26.



As the runner-up, Queen’s University Belfast student Rebecca became the new Miss Ireland.



However, 20-year-old Rebecca sports a cross on a chain tattoo on her ankle. According to the rules of the Miss World pageant, ink is out.



Visible in earlier photos, it was apparently covered up with make-up for the contest in Dublin last weekend.



The winner of Miss Ireland goes on to compete at Miss World contest in Mongolia later this year.



Meanwhile, it has been claimed that up to 13 of the Miss Ireland contestants would be ineligible for the Miss World pageant.



The Irish Daily Mail claims that 10, including Rebecca, have tattoos, while three were below the minimum height of five feet seven inches.

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