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Irish model Lisa Madden is unrecognisable as she lands in Miami for Miss Universe

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Lisa Madden has transformed before Miss Universe in Miami

Lisa Madden has transformed before Miss Universe in Miami

October 14th 2014. Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot which is a storming €5.5 million! Pic: Mac Innes Photography

October 14th 2014. Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot which is a storming €5.5 million! Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot

Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot

Miss Universe Ireland finals 2014

Miss Universe Ireland finals 2014

October 14th 2014. Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot which is a storming €5.5 million! Pic: Mac Innes Photography

October 14th 2014. Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot which is a storming €5.5 million! Pic: Mac Innes Photography

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Lisa Madden has transformed before Miss Universe in Miami

Beauty queen Lisa Madden is virtually unrecognisable as she prepares for her Miss Universe debut.

The 22-year-old model from Cork was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October and has just touched down in Miami for the international competition.

And she's clearly taking her role seriously as she recently posted a snap of herself with longer, lighter hair and prominent cheekbones as she underwent a makeover before flying out yesterday.

The Cork native is hoping to follow in the competition's most successful Irish entrant, Roz Purcell, who placed seventh in 2011, and is one of the country's top catwalk queens.

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Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa Madden was crowned Miss Universe Ireland in October

Lisa, who was a finalist on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model in 2012, is signed to Andrea Roche Model Agency and has spent her time training for the stage since being crowned.

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Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot

Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot

Newly crowned Miss Universe Ireland Lisa Madden is blown away at her first photocall by Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot

She is currently a third year dentistry student at University College Cork and lives with her family on the Old Mallow Road.

According to her Miss Universe profile though, her dream career would be in geriatric care when she completes her third level studies.