by Avril HORAN
On August 28th, Renmore’s Tirna Slevin will take to the catwalk to represent Galway in the Miss Ireland finals 2015. The 20-year-old beauty is no stranger to the limelight as she is a model with the local Catwalk agency, whilst also juggling her studies in event management and PR at GMIT and waitressing at the G-hotel.
Tirna is hoping the Miss Ireland platform will give her the opportunity to go into modelling full-time, as she would love to pursue a successful career from it. She is feeling confident in advance of the competition and is excited about the future.
“I’m feeling really excited about the competition,” she told the Craic in Galway “and I took part in the Miss Galway pageant as I love modelling and new experiences. I would love the opportunity to travel and, so far, the whole experience has been fantastic.
“I’ve been given so many opportunities. I love being the ambassador for Console and I love working with Catwalk. I can’t believe how fast the time is passing coming up to Miss Ireland and I’m enjoying all of it so much,” she says.
Trina has always been interested in personal fitness and believes that keeping in shape is all about attitude. Her top tip is a simple one “exercise as regularly as you can and eat a healthy diet”. In terms of her personal style, Tirna believes that comfort is key – “wear something that you are comfortable in as that’s the most important aspect of true style”.
Meanwhile, two of Galway’s semi-finalists, Ailbhe Murray and Nicole Fahey, are involved in the Miss Ireland Wild Card round taking place in Dublin on Friday, July 31st. Ailbhe (19) is originally from Co. Clare and is studying podiatry at NUIG. She loves to cook, bake, try new foods and plays the concertina! – ensuring she would be well able to feed and serenade the judges. Nicole (19) is from Clonberne, Ballinasloe, and has a keen interest in fashion and beauty. She is also a trainee hairdresser so can offer the judges a makeover if they need it. We wish them all the very best of luck.