Galway beauty Amy Talbot Crowned Miss RSVP
Galway beauty Amy Talbot was overjoyed and genuinely shocked when she was crowned Miss RSVP in the Morgan Hotel after being whittled down to the top ten from over two hundred original entrants.
The first year arts student in NUIG will represent RSVP magazine in Miss Ireland in July and scooped a modelling contract with Assets, which will see her follow in the footsteps of Sarah Morrissey and Alison Canavan.
Amy who has never modelled in her life was encouraged to enter the contest after her cousin Tara Talbot was crowned the Rose of Tralee four years ago when she was represented Queensland, Australia.
Coincidentally the day before Amy was crowned Miss RSVP, her cousin, the former Rose of Tralee was back home in Ireland to marry to marry Fionnan Henry, so it was celebrations all round for the Talbot family.
After taking the title Amy revealed that she wasn’t at all confident beforehand “when I saw the other girls I realised what I was up against, they were all stunning and many of them had experience of modelling, which I hadn’t so I thought I hadn’t a hope.”
Amy’s views on the high calibre of the entrants were echoed by Assets boss Derek Daniels who said it was one of the most difficult finals he ever had to judge. The runners up Aoife McGrane from Ashbourne, and Caitriona Cadogan from Wexford will both take part in the Miss Ireland semi –finals so they may yet make it to the big night.
The evening was kindly sponsored by Blank Canvas cosmetics.
Pics by Una Williams.