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Beauty and Brains? See the girls vying for the Miss University crown


The finalists for Miss University have been chosen and are gearing up for the big night when the winner will be chosen.

And Goss.ie can reveal the new stunners hoping to bag a place at the Miss Ireland competition this July.

The lucky lady who wins will be in with a chance of representing the country in Miss World.

The final will take place Saturday April 25 in at Dandelion in St. Stephens Green.

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Beauties: The finalists for Miss University have been chosen | BRIAN MCEVOY

Judges on the night include Assets owner Courtney O’Hara, Crystals & Co. owner Emily Mackeogh and Social And Personal Magazine’s Richard Kavanagh.

This years finalists are following in the footsteps of previous Miss University winner like model Holly Carpenter and Made In Chelsea star Nicola Hughes.

Despite the bikini round being scrapped in this year’s Miss Ireland and Miss World competition – all of the hopefulls stripped down for their first shoot.

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Bikini babe: Miss Trinty College Dublin Róise ni Mhaonaigh | BRIAN MCEVOY

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Stripping down: Miss DCU Claudia O’Neil | BRIAN MCEVOY

However it’s not all about the beauty, these girls have brains too and many of the contestants hope to go on to great careers when they graduate.

Hannah Quirke of DIT Cathal Brugha Street wants to focus her efforts of drug development for Alzheimer’s.

Rebecca Hanley  of NUI Maynooth is studying early childcare, is planning to further her studies into diagnosing developmental disorders. 

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Beauty wannabes: Shannen Mcgetanaggin and Hannah Kearns | BRIAN MCEVOY

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Finalists: Cluadia O’Neill, Amira Graham, Roise Ni Mhaonaigh and Caroline Shanahan | BRIAN MCEVOY

Then there are those who want to serve the community – Hannah Kearns from DIT Aungier Street hopes to apply for An Garda Siochana as soon as openings become available.

Meanwhile Miss Trinity Roise Ni Mhaonaigh (18) is a Junior Editor at Trinity’s prestigious Law Gazette.