Miss Northern Ireland

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Miss Northern Ireland
Formation1980 (For Miss United Kingdom)
2000 (For Miss World)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss World
Miss Europe
Miss Supranational
Official language

Miss Northern Ireland is a national beauty pageant in Northern Ireland, run by Alison Clarke.


Before 1999, the winner of Miss Northern Ireland would have to compete in the Miss United Kingdom competition and win it in order to be applicable to compete in the Miss World competition. Since then however, the winner of each nation of the UK sends separate representatives to the Miss World pageant, the highest ranking of the four delegates is then named Miss United Kingdom, and competes at the Miss International Pageant the following year under the "Britain" or "United Kingdom" banner.


Color key
  •   Declared as Winner
  •   Ended as runner-up
  •   Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

2000 to Present

Since 2000, winners of Miss Northern Ireland have been competing in the Miss World pageant.

Year Miss Northern Ireland Represented Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2023 Daria Gapska[1] Belfast TBA
2022 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2022
2021 Anna Leitch[2] Lisburn Top 6 Miss World Europe
4th Runner-up at Miss World Talent
Top 32 at Miss World Sport
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020
2019 Lauren Leckey Stoneyford Unplaced Top 32 at Miss World Sport
2018 Katharine Walker Belfast Top 30 Top 24 at Miss World Sport
2017 Anna Henry Belfast Unplaced Top 20 at Miss World Talent
2016 Emma Carswell [3] Gilford Unplaced
2015 Leanne McDowell Cookstown Top 20
2014 Rebekah Shirley Belfast Unplaced
2013 Meagan Green Belfast Unplaced
2012 Tiffany Brien Belfast Top 30 Top 10 at Miss World Beach Beauty
1st Runner-up at Miss World Sport
2011 Finola Guinnane Drumbo Unplaced Top 20 at Miss World Beach Beauty
2010 Lori Moore Belfast Top 25 Miss World Sport
2009 Cherie Gardiner Bangor Unplaced
2008 Judith Wilson Enniskillen Unplaced Top 19 at Miss World Talent
2007 Melissa Patton Belfast Unplaced
2006 Catherine Jean Milligan[4] Newtownards Top 17 Miss World Talent
2005 Lucy Evangelista Portglenone Top 15
2004 Kirsty Anne Gabriel Stewart Enniskillen Unplaced
2003 Diana Sayers Belfast Unplaced
2002 Gayle Williamson Lurgan Unplaced
2001 Angela McCarthy Belfast Unplaced
2000 Julie Lee-Ann Martin Belfast Unplaced

1980 to 1999

Year Miss Northern Ireland Represented Placement at Miss UK
1999 Zöe Salmon Bangor
1998 Joanne Salley Dungannon 1st Runner-Up
1997 Louis-Jayne Brown Dunmurry
1996 Fiona Hurley Belfast
1995 Shauna Marie Gunn County Fermanagh WINNER
1994 Tracey Chambers Belfast
1993 Mary McGonagle Newtownstewart
1992 Sharon McLaughlin Limavady
1991 Eileen Carson Belfast
1990 Judith Spratt Belfast
1989 Pauline Taylor Newry
1988 Barbara Bothwell Belfast
1987 Majella Byrne Belfast
1986 Karen Duncan Belfast
1985 Linda Brotherson Belfast
1984 Susan Tan Coleraine 2nd Runner-Up
1983 Caroline Doherty Belfast
1982 Alison Smyth Belfast 1st Runner-Up
1981 Colette Ramsay Belfast
1980 Geraldine McGrory Belfast

See also


  1. ^ "Miss Northern Ireland 2022: Daria Gapska crowned with title".
  2. ^ "Miss Northern Ireland 2021 : Cookstown's Anna Leitch crowned". belfasttelegraph. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  3. ^ "New Miss NI Emma Carswell more than a beauty queen". belfasttelegraph.com. 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Beauty and the beast". belfasttelegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2021.