Maria McMahon (20) of Castlebar, was crowned Miss Mayo 2006 at last weekend’s (10 June) selection night in QT Nightclub at the TF Royal Hotel & Theatre, Castlebar. Maria, an employee of AIB in Westport, won €1000 and a trip for two to Paris from QT, and she can also look forward to the Miss Ireland event in Citywest, Dublin on the 30th June. This will be only the second time Mayo has been represented in the national contest.
|Miss Mayo 06 Maria McMahon: Maria McMahon, winner of Miss Mayo 2006 held in QT nightclub, goes on to represent Mayo at Miss Ireland.|
Runners up, Jill McGee of Castlebar and Maria Keogh from Ballina, each won fabulous prizes as well including shopping vouchers and beauty treatments and products kindly sponsored by AWear, Aloe Vera Natural Products, Beauty by Joan, Breaffy House Life Spa, Courtney’s Beauty, Hynzy Shoes, Kyte Boutique, Mimi, Urban Retreat and Vogue Hairdressers. Presenting the sash to Maria was the beautiful Lynda Duffy, winner of Miss Ireland in 2002.
|Miss Mayo 2006: Pictured at the crowning of Miss Mayo 2006 in QT nightclub were Lynda Duffy (Miss Ireland 2002), Jill McGee (runner-up Miss Mayo 2006), Maria McMahon (Miss Mayo 2006) and Mary Lee (Miss Galway 2001).|
Miss Ireland (for Miss World) has become one of the biggest social events on the social calendar, attended by over a thousand people including a host of celebrities from the Fashion, Music and Sports Arena. Tickets for the Miss Ireland Gala Ball are still available, and may be purchased from Assets Model Agency, Dublin on 01 676 0444. Maria was thrilled to win the title, and looks forward to an experience of a lifetime!