Monday 20 November 2017

Miss Ireland Joanna Cooper makes bikini round debut at Miss Universe

Joanna Cooper at Miss Universe
Joanna Cooper at Miss Universe
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish beauty queen Joanna Cooper is in it to win it.

The 21-year-old from Derry is representing Ireland at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas and is battling it out against 81 beauty queens from around the world.

The Queen's University student made her debut in the bikini round of the international competition and has been gaining traction online thanks to her killer figure in the official portraits.

However, Miss Colombia has emerged as the early favourite to take home the crown on Sunday, December 20, with even former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire sharing her predictions that Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo will win the top gong and follow in 2014 winner Paulina Vega's footsteps.

Ireland #missuniverse2015 #missuniverse #lasvegas #missireland

A photo posted by Miss Unniverse™ (@missunniverse) on

Former Miss Universe Ireland Roz Purcell dished out advice to the Cara Delevingne look-a-like before she jetted off to Sin City to compete.

First @missuniverse self portrait #MissUniverseIreland

A photo posted by J O A N N A C O O P E R (@joannacoops) on

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