- 08 Apr 01
The Miss Ireland competition is in its 45th year. Liam Fay went along to the Burlington Hotel final to come to (metaphorical) grips with the assets of Miss Irish Sun Newspaper, among others. He found the experience deeply embarrassing. Pix: Colm Henry.
“Hi, my name is Tracie. I’m 5’ 7 in height. My hobbies are five card stud, oral sex and violently excessive drinking. My ambition is to jump the bones of every male model between here and the Ural mountains.”
Just once, wouldn’t you love to hear a beauty queen come out with something like that? In reality though, there is more likelihood of hearing a Eurovision Song Contest entrant admit that yes, they do have interests outside music – and that one of them is being a Eurovision Song Contest entrant.
On Monday August 15th (the feast of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary), we gathered in The Burlington Hotel to witness another kind of assumption but one that was no less blessed or virginal. The fact that the sceptre and crown were ultimately bestowed upon an Anna Maria (McCarthy, alias Miss Dublin) only added to the sense of mystical celebration. Ave Anna Maria!