The 37 finalists vying for the coveted Miss Ireland 2022 title were revealed at a sparkling white party last week at House Dublin for this, the 75th Diamond Jubilee of the competition.
The finalists arrived on an open top bus to celebrate in style and begin their Miss Ireland 2022 journey.
Selections have taken place all over the country to find contestants from each county and the winner from each county will represent their county at the most spectacular ever Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show, with 1,500 set to be in attendance on August 20th at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.
The finalists of Miss Ireland this year will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process testing their skills in debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling, social media and each finalist will be tasked with raising much-needed awareness and funds for their chosen charities.
Challenges will also include beach clean ups, ethical upcycling, education pieces and a new Miss Eco-Ireland sash will be awarded.
Waterford will be represented this year by Tara Donbusch, who was crowned Miss Waterford and Heather Murray who was crowned Miss Waterford City.
23 year old Tara Dornbusch is a dual citizen of Ireland and New Zealand with her mother’s family originally from Rathgormack, Co. Waterford. At a young age Tara moved to New Zealand with her family where she completed her primary and secondary schooling.
In early 2019, Tara took a leap to move back to Ireland independently to complete her tertiary studies and is currently living in Waterford City.
Tara has now recently completed her veterinary nursing course within Cork College of FET Douglas St campus and is in the process of registering with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
Animal health and welfare is vitally important for Tara and something she strives to promote throughout her vocation as a registered veterinary nurse.
Miss Waterford City for 2022, Heather Murray is 23 years of age from Waterford City and is a fun, positive young woman always aiming to see the good things in life. Studying beauty this year in Kilkenny College of Beauty & Sports Therapy, Heather feels her best when helping others feel the most confident and happiest version of themselves.
Tara and Heather will represent their county and attend various awards, openings and engagements over the next year as well as working on her various charity projects and can be invited for local appearances through the Miss Ireland head office.
Miss Ireland 2022 will follow in the footsteps of reigning Miss Ireland, Pamela Uba who captured the hearts of the nation with her incredible story and featured prominently in the Irish media and internationally on TV Shows in LA, London, Johannesburg and featured in the New York Times.
Established in 1947, Miss Ireland has been the launch pad for many eminent, successful, and inspiring women in Ireland.
The winner of Miss Ireland 2022 will receive a lucrative agency contract and a host of prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products and then jet off to represent her country at the Miss World Festival, which is televised in over 100 countries around the world.
The winner will also enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the Maldives to do a photo shoot later in the autumn.
The 75th Miss Ireland is proudly sponsored by TanOrganic, the world’s first eco-certified, organic self-tan brand, with sustainability at its core.
See www.miss-ireland.ie or on the new Miss Ireland App, available from Apple App Store or Google Play.