posted on February 26th, 2018

Could You Be The Next Miss NI?

Aspiring beauty queens from Northern Ireland are encouraged to join the quest for the 2018 Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland. The first heat of the contest will take place at Tipsy Bird, Belfast on Thursday 1st March and the second heat of the contest will take place at Spice, Templepatrick on Sunday 4th March.

The event, which is organised by top modelling agency ACA Models, seeks ambitious young women aged between 17 and 24 to take over the crown from current Miss Northern Ireland, Anna Henry. There are 13 regional heats scheduled to take place across Northern Ireland, including Antrim, Strabane, Banbridge, Cookstown, Ballymena, Portstewart, Maghera, Dungannon, Bangor, Enniskillen and L’Derry. Two finalists from each heat will be chosen to take part in the grand finale at the historic Europa Hotel, Belfast on 28th May, 2018. The glamorous black tie event will be hosted by the former Miss Northern Ireland and television presenter Zoe Salmon.

Contest organiser Alison Clarke said, “We are looking forward to meeting lots of new talent at the upcoming regional heats. Our talent scouts have been out and about over the last few weeks and, so far, we have had great response.”

The contest is about more than just superficial beauty; it’s about finding talented young women, who will be judged not only on their appearance but also on their personality, poise, presence and intelligence. The winner will become an ambassador for Northern Ireland and will be given support and guidance throughout her reign and beyond. Over the year’s they have nurtured many young women who have gone on to achieve high profile careers in modelling, the media and business. The contest really is an opportunity of a life time!

Current title holder Anna Henry said, “Being crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2017 was a watershed event in my life. From getting to wear the most beautiful crown, to being an ambassador for the NI Children’s Hospice and representing Northern Ireland on a world stage in China, it has all been incredible.”

“Spending 5 weeks in China with 120 beautiful, caring and intelligent ladies from all across the world was a once in a lifetime experience. It was outstanding to live in the Chinese culture! Being Miss Northern Ireland, I really do appreciate that regardless of our very small country, we have so much to offer and the contest is something I’m very proud to be associated with.”

Joe McGlinchey & Gerry McBride, joint MD’s of Bronze Direct and producers of Insanity Tan commented that “Everyone at Insanity Tan is delighted to be returning as title sponsors of the iconic Miss Northern Ireland contest. We will still be sponsoring a category with our salon chain Bronze Tanning & Beauty and we’ll be at every regional heat, sitting in one of the judge’s chairs; plus we’ll be running a range of fantastic competitions up until the final. It’s a perfect brand fit for both Insanity Tan and Bronze Tanning & Beauty, and we are excited to be involved again in this amazing contest.” All the very best of luck to this year’s contestants, let the competition commence!”

Entrants should send a photograph with their name and address to, Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland Contest, 381 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DT or email Entrants can also enter online via the Bronze Tanning & Beauty website or the Miss Northern Ireland website.

Heats are as follows:

Tipsy Bird, Belfast – Thursday 1st March

Spice, Templepatrick – Sunday 4th March

Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane – Saturday 10th March

Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera – Friday 16th March

Horatio Todd’s, East Belfast – Tuesday 20th March

Coach, Banbridge – Friday 6th April

Gillies Galgorm, Ballymena – Wednesday 11th April

Granny Annie’s, Enniskillen – Friday 13th April

Anchor Bar, Portstewart – Friday 20th April

Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown – Sunday 22nd April

Granny Annie’s, L’Derry – Thursday 26th April

Cafe Ceol, Bangor – Friday 27th April

McAleers, Dungannon – Friday 4th May


Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland Prizes 2018

All expenses paid trip to the Miss World Competition

1 years beauty treatments from Bronze Tanning & Beauty at any of their salons based in Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena, Armagh, Portadown and Strabane.

Comprehensive use of a stylish Fiat 500 from Donnelly Group Fiat for 1 year*

Wardrobe of designer dresses for Miss World from Rosie’s Closet

Bespoke personal training package with Think Fit

1 years Spray Tanning Treatments from the premium Insanity Tan available at salons across Northern Ireland.

Ulster Tatler front cover Photoshoot

1 years hairdressing treatments from Michele International

Sunglasses from Jonathan Keys

Modelling contract with ACA Models

Model portfolio from Brendan Gallagher Photography

Make Up Hamper to the value of £500 by ‘Make Up Studio’, exclusive to Northern Ireland at Make Up Pro Store, Paddy McGurgan Ltd and a personalised make up lesson with Paddy.

Flowers from Leckey & Golden


Prizes for 2nd and  3rd Place

Modelling contract with ACA Models

1 years Spray Tanning Treatments from the premium Insanity Tan available at salons across Northern Ireland

1 years hairdressing from Michele International

Model portfolio from Brendan Gallagher Photography

Sunglasses from Jonathan Keys

Flowers from Leckey & Golden


All Finalists

Insanity Tan gift set.

One hour Make up lesson at the Make Up Pro Store located in Belfast, Newry or L’Derry.


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