In pictures: Miss NI launches 27th contest

FORMER and present Miss Northern Irelands gathered outside a landmark hotel in Belfast to celebrate the competition’s twenty-seventh year.

The contest, run by model agency boss and wife of golfer Darren Clarke Alison Campbell, was launched outside the Europa Hotel featuring 2011’s winner Finola Guinnane, 2012’s winner Tiffany Brien and Catherine Jennings who won the competition in 2006.

See the girls in our gallery above.