This season, the Bellini’s heat of Appletiser Miss Northern Ireland will bring together fashion, style and beauty as it incorporates a stylish Appletiser StyleFIX fashion showcase to complement the hotly contested pageant element of the evening. The event, on 26 May, will see the Appletiser StyleFIX team showcasing what’s hot in fashion as the events bring fresh style and grooming ideas to hundreds of females as well as scores of contestants.

Experts from Michele International Hair – also sponsors of Miss Northern Ireland – will join fashion and make up experts Cathy Martin and Paddy McGurgan, both on stage and behind the scenes, to give the professional models from the Alison Campbell model agency the finishing touches. And the contestants at the events are sure to learn a thing or two before going on stage to sell themselves to the judges.

Michael McLaughlin from Bellini’s is delighted to be welcoming StyleFIX to Newry: “We hosted a StyleFIX event in November and it was very well received by locals and gave Newry retailers a great platform to showcase their fashions. Hosting it as part of our Miss Northern Ireland heat is the perfect icing on the cake for an already fantastic evening”.

Former Miss NI Melissa Patton
Miss Northern Ireland director Alison Campbell said she is delighted to add the fashion show element to the heats saying: “Professional fashion shows with some of Northern Ireland’s top models will be a great learning tool for those who are entering the competition. They can watch how the models – many of whom are previous contestants and winners – are groomed and how they carry themselves. We’re really looking forward to meeting all of the contestants at all of the heats across the country and these shows will add an extra sprinkle of glamour and fun to the events.”

The event will take place in Bellini’s, Newry on Thursday 26 May and the Miss NI final will take place on 13 June in the Europa Hotel.

To enter Miss Northern Ireland, log on to www.missnorthernireland.co.uk or call 02890809809. To attend the events, please contact the venue.