Miss Ireland Joanna Cooper makes her Miss Universe debut in Vegas, just days after her win
She was only crowned Miss Universe Ireland last week, but Joanna Cooper is already in the swing of things in Las Vegas.
The Derry native (21) won the crown at the Irish level of the pageant last Friday and was on a flight to Sin City, armed with a designer wardrobe, come Wednesday.
And she's clearly a natural in front of the camera as the Belfast University journalism student has been busy sharing pictures of her Miss Universe escapades on Instagram.
In her official profile for the competition, taking place on Sunday, December 20, she reveals that is often mistaken for supermodel Cara Delevingne, thanks to their blonde hair and full eyebrows.
At 5'8", she stands as one of the shorter contestants, but said what she lacks in inches, she makes up for with ambition and is determined to take home the crown.