A Dublin mum is hoping to be the first mother crowned in Miss Bikini Ireland this weekend.
Niamh Kelly, 28, from Kingswood, is mum to a seven-year-old, and is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the eighth annual Miss Bikini Ireland model search on Sunday.
Ms Kelly is currently working in the construction industry as a planner for a large company and is also a yoga teacher.
She told Dublin Gazette that she hopes to be the first mother crowned Miss Bikini Ireland and also hopes that the competition will progress her modelling career.
“I have been taking part in Miss Bikini Ireland this year and am so happy to have been selected as a finalist.
“Growing up modelling, performing, and acting was always what I wanted to do, but silly fears held me back until now.
“I have since got into some more modelling related things recently and have been lucky to be getting small opportunities here and there and am working my way to where I want to be.
“I have now been given this opportunity which is the biggest I have had so far and am just really happy and grateful.
“For the judges to see something in me and select me as Miss Bikini Ireland would just be amazing.
“I would love to be the first mam to be crowned and be a strong role model for girls of today.
“It would give me that platform to get my modelling career properly off the ground and of course I would get to represent Ireland at an international level in swimsuit USA. What an opportunity,” said Ms Kelly.
Miss Bikini Ireland 2019 top prize for winning includes all expenses paid trip to the world finals of Swimsuit USA International for nine days, with the chance of winning prize worth $80,000.
The finals are on this Sunday, October 20th, in the Red Cow.
Tickets are €26 and are available to buy online at www.missbikiniireland.ie/tickets
Contestants reply on votes, with the person getting the most likes and shares online going straight through to the Top Five.
To vote for Niamh Kelly see link