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PICS: Meet Miss Ireland 2017

The Donegal student speaks exclusively to Goss.ie

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Lauren McDonagh has been crowned Miss Ireland 2017.

Entering as Miss Donegal this year, the 18-year-old student wowed judges in the questions round when she was asked what she would do if she was Taoiseach for a week.

Speaking passionately about the mental health care system in Ireland, Lauren received a round of applause in a packed out room in the Crown Plaza, Dublin.

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Lauren with Miss Ireland judges and Miss Ireland 2016

Speaking to the judges, Lauren said that she would make sure everyone in Ireland had someone to talk to and somewhere to go if she was in charge of the country.

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The full time Beauty Therapist, who just took a year out from studying nursing, told Goss.ie she was still in shock at winning the crown.

“I don’t know how I feel but I feel amazing,” she admitted. “I’m so overwhelmed and shocked.”

“It’s been a fantastic contest, the organisers were amazing and all the girls have been great.”

Emotional: Lauren was in tears

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First runner-up on the night was Miss Cork Tara O’Leary and second runner-up was Miss Dublin North Vanessa Boland.