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Glenavy Rose Lauren to represent Belfast in Tralee

Glenavy Rose Lauren McCann

A GLENAVY beauty will represent Belfast in this year's Rose of Tralee competition.

Lauren McCann beat off competition from dozens of local girls to win the title at a a gala function in the city last week.

The 19-year-old, community youth work student at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, will go to Kerry where she will compete for the overall prize in June.

Lauren is no stranger to the spotlight as she has performed in numerous musicals and was an extra on the movie 'Breakfast in Pluto'.

She said: "I couldn't believe it when my name was called out.

My legs gave in when I heard n name - I thought it was a joke.

"I was absolutely astounded all the other girls were so lovely.

"I would like to thank McGeowns Bar who sponsored me on the night."

Lauren also said her family were keen followers of the Rose Tralee Competition and were gobsmacked by her win.

Her success in the Belfast heat brought her housands of pounds worth of prizes including a weekend for two in Barcelona, wardrobe of clothes from Vila, Newbridge jewellery, makeover from Irish Makeup Artist of the Year Rosemary Wright, goodies from Boots and a portfolio photographs from award winning snapper Ciaran O'Neill.

Lauren McCann who will represent Belfast at this years Rose of Tralee competition in June.

Ulster Star