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Finola Guinnane

Finola GuinnaneFinola Guinnane, 22, was recently crowned the first ever Miss Drumbo Park and will now compete for the Miss Northern Ireland crown. The business studies student works as a part time sales assistant and also models for the Alison Campbell Agency. She won the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the year title in 2009.

What do you like doing on your day off
Depending on the weather I love to canoe, play laser tag or swim at the leisure pools at the Lagan Valley Leisure Plex, go paintballing or any outdoor fun activity.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
My favourite meal would be any of the amazing freshly cooked and locally sourced dishes from the Grandstand restaurant at the Drumbo Park Stadium.

What has been your proudest moment?
Achieving 3 A's and 1 B grade in my A-levels. Passing my driving test.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Getting locked in an airplane toilet during bad turbulence.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I would describe my taste in clothes as bright, sophisticated and never afraid to follow a trend but knowing what works best for your shape. Any item of clothing that makes you feel happy and confident is a must buy.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Pay off my parent's mortgage, buy a pug puppy and start my own suicide awareness and support group for the families affected by suicide.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Going to collect a prize at a school awards night with my skirt tucked into my tights! Highly embarrassing when you are 17. I still get that red faced feeling thinking about it to this day.

What music do you like?
I like all kinds of music and have a very diverse range of music on my IPod depending on my mood. My favourites would be Adele, our home grown Snow Patrol, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Paramore, Lionel Ritchie.

What sports person do you most admire?
Lance Armstrong is such an inspiration as a sports person but also as an individual to publically battle cancer and conquer the cycling world with seven Tour de France wins.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best ever holiday would be my trip last year to Orlando where I fulfilled all of my princess childhood dreams when I went to Magic Kingdom at Disney land and Universal studios. My dream holiday would be an African Safari to view lions, leopards, zebras, elephants etc. in their own habitat.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To win Miss Northern Ireland. My remaining ambitions would be to be a successful entrepreneur to travel the world and most of all lead a happy and fulfilled life.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
If I could spend a day with a celebrity it would have to be Alan Sugar.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
A map, a compass and a boat.

Favourite things

  • Car: Volkswagen Sirocco
  • Film: Cable Guy / Taken
  • Comedian: Lee Evans
  • CD: Adele 21
  • Book: Any of the twilight series.
  • Actor: Liam Neeson
  • Actress: Anne Hathaway
  • Drink: Cherry Coke

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