Saturday 3 December 2016

Miss Antrim Sacha Livingstone crowned Miss Ireland

Published 29/08/2015 | 09:08

Sacha Livingston, Miss Antrim is Winner of Miss Ireland 2015. Picture: Patrick O’Leary.
Sacha Livingston, Miss Antrim is Winner of Miss Ireland 2015. Picture: Patrick O’Leary.

Blonde beauty Sacha Livingstone has been crowned the new Miss Ireland.

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Sacha, a 20 year old portrait artist from Hillsborough in Belfast was announced as the winner last night at the star-studded Miss Ireland 2015 gala final.

Sacha Livingston, Miss Antrim is Winner of Miss Ireland 2015. Picture: Patrick O’Leary.
Sacha Livingston, Miss Antrim is Winner of Miss Ireland 2015. Picture: Patrick O’Leary.
Karl Bowe Mr Ireland and Aoife Walsh Miss Ireland 2014 pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Karl Bowe Mr Ireland pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Michaela O'Neill and Ryan Andrews pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Joanne Larby pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Rachel Wallace pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Yasmin H Miss Sizer and Dylan Townsend pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Michele McGrath pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Elaine Crowley pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Brendan Marc Scully and Elaine Crowley pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Valerie Roe pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Suzanne Jackson pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Julian Benson and Esther Woods pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

The beautiful Sascha will travel to Sanya, China, to represent Ireland in the prestigious Miss World Competition, in December of this year.

The judging panel consisted of; Irish celebrity blogger and columnist  Suzanne Jackson, former Miss Ireland 2013 Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2012 and mentor Rebecca Maguire, Vanity X Make-Up creator Debbie McQuillan, celebrity photographer Brian McEvoy, and topping the team was PR guru Valerie Roe.

Finalists pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Finalists pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

There was no fear of any silences on stage from the 32 gorgeous contestants, on why they thought they should become Miss Ireland 2015.

Dancers and the fashion show added to the main highlights of the always intense show, hosted by returning judge and TV3’s very own Elaine Crowley, and renowned stage man and stylist Brendan Scully.

Brendan Marc Scully and Elaine Crowley pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Brendan Marc Scully and Elaine Crowley pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

The red carpet entrance held even more celebrities, and household names such as; Siobhan Harris, Michelle McGrath, Mr.Ireland Karl Bowe, boy band Hometown, and Brook Wright, celebrating at the wine reception by McGuigan Wines, well into the night.

Entertainment for this star-studded audience saw no bounds on last night’s House of Cards themed stage, with a performance from The Voice of Ireland winner Patrick O’Donoghue really bringing the room to life.

Former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

But the top performances did not end there, with a stunning song session from Garth Brooks enthusiast and regular guest of television show “Nashville”, Pete Kennedy. This was followed by Italian singer Anastacia, Guilia!

After a long and extremely close judging, the final three girls; Miss Cork South, Aoife O'Sullivan, Miss Dublin West Aishlin Maxwell and Sacha were brought back to the stage for the crowning and winner’s package presentation, for Miss Ireland 2015.

Aoife Walsh Miss Ireland 2014 pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Aoife Walsh Miss Ireland 2014 pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

Sacha will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Sanya in China, and a winner’s package.

She will receive; a full make-up brush range and sponsorship from Crowne Brush, a full wardrobe of dresses from So Amazing Fashions, a hair care package for a year from Gold Fever Hair Extensions, Professional makeup tuition and make-up for a year from Vanity X make-up, and professional nail care for a year all over the country from Nail Nerds Ireland for the year.

Suzanne Jackson and Dylan O'Connor pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.
Suzanne Jackson and Dylan O'Connor pictured at the 2015 Miss Ireland Final in the Crowne Plaza Northwood in association with Gold Fever and Crown Brush. Picture: Brian McEvoy.

Along with all the beauty goodies, Sacha  will be enjoying a weekend stay plus activities at The Adventure Islands, County Mayo, for her and her Friends worth €2,000.

The VIP after party was hosted in Buck's Townhouse, Leeson Street.

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