Yes, it’s that time of year again.
The fabulous contestants of Miss Ireland took to the stage at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport hotel on Saturday, November 4th.
Reigning champ Ivanna McMahon was on hand to pass over her crown to Miss Ireland 2023.
And she came in the form of law graduate, Jasmine Gerhardt.
Jasmine was previously Miss Dublin Central and was first runner-up in the Miss Ireland 2022 competition.
Jasmine’s aspiration is to work for the United Nations, enabling her to travel to developing nations where women’s voices often go unheard. She aims to shed light on their experiences and empower them to embrace their voices.
Through her involvement with Aoibhneas, a non-profit organisation in Dublin aiding women and children facing domestic abuse, she has contributed to offering essential legal aid, support, and a sense of community.
“With my legal expertise, I’m fully committed to championing women’s rights and changing the lives of young women through education. I was the first in my family to go to college and I want to show women all over the world that with an education we are unstoppable and can be transformative leaders of our future,” she said.
The overriding theme for Miss Ireland 2023 was ‘Magical Mystical Ireland’ a celebration of Irish art, culture and music with a focus on Irish folklore and mythology.
The doctor from Ennis in Co Clare has had a busy year as Miss Ireland and also spent a month in South Africa volunteering with a vaccine programme. Ivanna will represent Ireland at the Miss World final on December 8th in India and co-presented this year’s final with Miss Ireland Director Brendan Scully.