In these ever-changing world, the popular Miss Ireland event has adapted and once again is adapting as to how selections are currently being held.
Applications are currently being accepted for the very first virtual Miss Laois.
Conceived in 1947, Miss Ireland is one of the longest running beauty pageant in the world and counts a host of famous faces in Ireland from models, broadcasters, bloggers to Business owners.
Rosanna Davison represented Ireland at Miss World 2003 and won the Title; and Emma Waldron was placed in the Top 5 at Miss World 2010.
Following on from similar selections recently held in Limerick and Cork, entries are open to women aged 17 to 27 who are either originally from or based within the Laois area.
The new Miss Laois will represent the county at the Miss Ireland grand final with a chance to go one to represent Ireland on the World stage at Miss World.
Brendan Marc Scully, Miss Ireland owner & Creative Director, said: “These are challenging times for everyone, and Miss Ireland is NO different but we feel we can inject some positivity through our promotion of local business and our ‘Beauty with a purpose Charity Program ‘ while keeping young people engaged, active and giving them something to look forward to.
“Our teams have worked hard to deliver creative ways of running selections all adhering to guidelines.”
Anyone wishing to apply simply click the apply tab on www.miss-ireland.ie and you can keep updated across all social media platforms @missirelandorg.
Successful candidates will move forward to the first round of the interview stage which will be held via zoom.
The current Miss Laois is 21-year-old Michelle Murphy from Clonaslee.