Midwifery student Chelsea Farrell, 19, will represent Ireland in Miss World 2019. She will be the 68th woman from her country to compete in the oldest running international beauty pageant created by the late Eric Morley in the United Kingdom in 1951.
Hailing from Ardee, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland, Farrell attended St Louis Secondary School Carrickmacross in Country Monaghan, Ireland. She was crowned Miss Louth in July 2019.
On September 14, 2019, Farrell represented County Louth in the 72nd edition of Miss Ireland. The coronation night took place at The Helix Theater of Dublin City University in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.
Besting 32 other candidates, Farrell was crowned Miss Ireland 2019, making her the first ever Miss Louth to ever win the title. Miss Limerick North Christina Alcazar and Miss Clare Emma Austin were the runners-up.
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The most magical moment, Miss Ireland 2019/2020 👑 Slowly starting to sink in as I look through all of the photos from last night, I am so thrilled and so proud to be representing my country in @missworld, and I am so excited for the year ahead as Miss Ireland 💓👑 Last night was a dream come true ✨ @missirelandorg 👑 Hair by @platinumhairextensions✨ Makeup by @vanityxmakeup ✨ Tan @drippinggoldtan_ ✨ #missireland#missireland2019#MI19#missworld#roadtomissworld
The newly crowned Miss Ireland 2019 were joined by her parents Derek Farrell and Carrie Farrell. After the coronation night, a gala black-tie dinner in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Northwood Park in Santry Demesne, Dublin.
On December 14, 2019, Chelsea will compete against more than 100 candidates from around the world for the Miss World 2019 title at the ExCeL London in London, England, U.K. The successor of Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce, 27, of Mexico will be the 69th woman to hold the title.
If Chelsea wins Miss World 2019, she will be the second titleholder of the international beauty pageant from her country. The first one was Rosanna Davison, 35, of Dublin, who was crowned Miss World 2003 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China on December 6, 2003.
The last time a representative from Ireland placed in Miss World was in 2010. On October 30, 2010, Emma Britt Waldron, 30, of Celbridge, Ireland finished in the Top 7 in Miss World 2010, which also took place at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya.
On November 8, 1990, Siobhan McClafferty, 49, of Dublin almost won Miss World 1990. She was runner-up to Gina Marie Tolleson, 50, of the United States.
Meanwhile, watch the Miss Ireland 2019 summer garden party launch event here: