Maire Hughes was crowned Miss Ireland 2012 during a gala event Saturday night at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. She will now compete in Miss World 2012 pageant to be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China on August 8. In the photo, she is crowned by her predecessor Holly Carpenter who had to cut short her reign by six months due to Miss World 2012 being held four months earlier than usual.
Road to Miss World 2012:
21-year-old Marie Hughes was crowned Miss Ireland 2012 at the finale of the national pageant held at the Ballsbridge Hotel on April 28, 2012. She will represent Ireland at the Miss World 2012 Pageant to be held in China this August. The first runner-up is Rebecca Maguire and the second runner-up is Katie McAuley. Below are the photos of Holly Carpenter crowning Marie Hughes and Miss Ireland 2012 Marie Hughes with her runners-up.
The first runner-up is Rebecca Maguire (left) and the second runner-up is Katie McAuley (right)