Beauty queen Rosalyn wants to be the first black Miss Ireland
Published 26/08/2015 | 08:37
Meet the woman vying to become the first black Miss Ireland.
Rosalyn Odyjebe (20) was crowned Miss Carlow in April and has revealed her desire to take home the crown and make Irish pageant history.
"People have been so supportive and so many people have been in touch to say how great it is to see a black person in the media for something so positive," she told the Irish Sun.
"It would be amazing to be the first black woman to represent Ireland at Miss World. It would be huge."
Rosalyn is currently studying for a degree in Biosciences at IT Carlow and said she thinks that the vote for marriage equality is indicative of a more forward thinking Ireland.
"I think this year after the vote on marriage equality, it would be particularly great if we had a black Miss Ireland.
"The contest has been great fun so far - it's hard to believe it's actually a contest. I was expecting to meet all these nasty personalities but the truth is, it's been the exact opposite."
Miss Ireland takes places this Friday night with xx beauties from around the country competing for a shot at the title, which is being judged by Amanda Brunker, former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh, Gold Fever hair extensions founder and sponsor Katie Jane Goldin.