SHREYA AMBLADE (19) will represent Kilkenny at the 75th TanOrganic Miss Ireland.
Shreya lives in Kilkenny City and is studying Biomedical Science at University College, Dublin.
She has a passion for music and loves creating and releasing her own songs. She plans to pursue a career in the creative field.
Selections have taken place all over the country and each winner will represent her home place at the Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show with 1500 in attendance on August 20 at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.
Shreya will attend various awards, openings and engagements in her county over the next year as well as working on charity projects.
Finalists will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process testing their skills in debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling and social media.
Challenges will also include beach clean ups, ethical upcycling, education pieces and a new Miss Eco-Ireland sash will be awarded.
Established in 1947, Miss Ireland has been the launch pad for many eminent, successful, and inspiring women in Ireland.
The winner of Miss Ireland 2022 will receive a lucrative agency contract and prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products and then jet off to represent her country at the Miss World Festival which is televised in over 100 countries around the world.
The winner will also enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the Maldives for a photo shoot later in the autumn.