What You Could Win

Miss Universe Cork  will win a years contract, management and training with Lockdown Directors Emer & Vivienne.  The winner will instantly become one of the busiest & most photographed models in Cork. Miss Universe Cork 2013 will go on to represent Cork at the Miss Ireland Universe finals this Summer, run by Andrea Roche with former winners such as Lynn Kelly and Rozanna Purcell now modelling in the USA at Donald Trumps agency. A 500 hundred euro shopping voucher from Opera Lane & personal styling by Natasha Crowley. Michel Jewelers, Patrick St. are custom making a diamond Crown worth 2500 euros & will dress the winner with jewels throughout the year & for the final in September. Irene Twohig and her team at Educo Gym on Penrose Wharf will train Miss Universe Cork for the entire year, this prize is worth 2000 euros. Miss Universe Cork's hair will be styled by the national award winning team at Origin Hair Design & Academy, Drawbridge St. MAC,  Brown Thomas will look after the winner's make-up for the yea & teach the model how to create different look's from go see make-up to high fashion. The Dress Bar will provide the lucky winner with amazing dresses for all her photo-shoots & events.

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Best foot forward for Anita as she bids to bring home Miss Universe Ireland title

HAVING been crowned Miss Universe Cork earlier this year, Anita O’Brien is set to represent the Rebel County at this year’s national final in Dublin tomorrow night. The 19-year-old from Glounthaune has two brothers and is a self- proclaimed tomboy who grew up more interested in sport than modelling. But last year’s Miss Cork winner Mairéad O’Farrell, who is a close friend, encouraged her to enter the competition. Anita is currently studying commerce at University College Cork and believes that her participation in the Miss Universe Ireland contest has the potential to greatly influence her future career, in terms of her self-confidence and interview skills and techniques. She said: “I used to be shy. Personally, I feel it’s a fantastic opportunity to grow as a person.” The Cork title has also allowed Anita to get involved with charity work, most recently with the Irish Deaf Society. “It was great to be able to offer help. It is something I would not have been able to do were it not for Miss Universe Cork.” The Miss Universe Ireland final, sponsored by Iclothing.ie takes place tomorrow night at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. The pageant is made up of three rounds — evening wear, swimwear and an on-stage interview. Anita will be wearing a dress by Verso, a new fashion boutique in Douglas, while Sobe Brown of Morrison’s Quay will be styling her hair and make-up. The girls are not accompanied by male escorts in the Miss Universe Ireland pageant, however, Anita’s boyfriend Aidan O’Sullivan will be cheering her on from the audience. She will be joined at the pageant by former Miss Cork Etaoin Ní hAilpín who is participating in the competition as the replacement for Miss Whizzer who had to forfeit her place. The winner of Miss Universe Ireland will go on to compete in the 60th Miss Universe pageant this September in Brazil.

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Anita O Brien in the Examiner

Brianna's Send off!

Mairead O Farrell

Etaoin O'hAilpin

Jean Kenny

Brianna Dougher

Anita O'Brien