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Our stunning Miss Sunday World finalists show off bikini bodies

BeautyBy Daragh Keany
Miss Sunday World finalists
Miss Sunday World finalists

THE stunning finalists of this year’s Miss Sunday World competition all met for the first time this week at the newly-refurbished Lillie’s Bordello nightclub in Dublin’s city centre.

The competition crackers took time out of their preparation for this Thursday’s final to strip down for our style team to show our readers why they reached the final and beat 95 other girls.

Unlike every other regional competition for Miss Ireland, the soon-to-be-crowned Miss Sunday World will win a cash prize as well as a shoot with celebrity snapper Evan Doherty, free haircare from GoldFever for a year, loads of other prizes and a VIP night at Lillie’s for her and her friends.

The bikini babes, who hail from all four corners of the country, are Jade Enthwistle, Shannen Reilly McGrath, Aoife McGrane, Aoife Hickey, Oonagh Griffin, Roseanne Melia, Elaine Galvin and Niamh Dermody.

Four of our finalists were not present at the shoot but are still taking part in our glitzy final − Robin Sabinda, Bailey Olliff, Lisa Kate Sexton and Colleen O’Reilly.

The final will be hosted by author and playwright Amanda Brunker, who is a former Miss Ireland. Like last year, the event is sponsored by Black Tower Bubbly, who will also get a chance to enter our runners-up into the Wild Card night for this year’s Miss Ireland competition.

The winner will follow previous winners Laura Fox (2014, left), Emma Cronin (2013), Esme Mansergh Wallace (2012), Niamh Cullen (2011),

Rachel Wallace (2010) Aisling Bourke, (2009) and Niamh Walsh (2008).

She will take part in the Miss Ireland final in July and get one step closer to a place in the Miss World final in Australia at the end of the year.

Our current pageant queen Laura Fox tagged along this week to throw her eye over the girls all vying to steal her title.

After the shoot she said: “No disrespect to last year’s final, but this year is REALLY strong.

“There are so many girls here who could win Miss Sunday World.

“They are sexy and are clearly a bit of craic too. I hate the idea of handing over my crown, but I knew this day would come.

 “Although I still have a few days left to celebrate being Miss Sunday World, Thursday is going to be very emotional. I’ve had an incredible year.

“If I was to give the girls some advice it would be to make the most of the final.

“If they are lucky enough to walk away as the ninth Miss Sunday World they should embrace the roll for the whole year because it will change their life.”