WHY FIONA IS MY MISS UNIVERSE BY CONTEST BOSS; Beauty supremo breaks his silence.
Miss Ireland boss Kieran Murray Kieran Murray:
Briefly, I was born in Dublin, Ireland and the world has never been the same since (well not really, but I just like to think that!) On my 9th birthday I got a present of a small transistor radio. What? You never heard of that? Well you can see one here and here. last night broke his silence in the bitter bust-up involving the country's top three beauties.
Murray sparked a storm when he snubbed reigning Miss Ireland Niamh Redmond for the Miss Universe contest.
And he revealed he is sending third-placed Fiona Mulally to the pageant pageant, modern dramatic spectacle or procession celebrating a special occasion or an event in the history of a locality. In medieval times the word pageant had meant the wagon or the movable stage on which one scene of a mystery or miracle play was performed. in Miami next month - because he thinks she has the best chance of winning.
Murray said: "My main objective is to win Miss Universe and I think Fiona Mulally is a very good possibility to do this.
"I intend to raise the standard and profile of the Miss Ireland pageant."
The Limerick Limerick, city, Republic of Ireland
Limerick, city (1991 pop. 56,083), seat of Co. Limerick, SW Republic of Ireland, at the head of the Shannon estuary. The city has a port with two docks. businessman - who took over the Miss Ireland franchise five months ago - has faced a barrage of criticism since he announced his decision last week.
v. shat·tered, shat·ter·ing, shat·ters
1. To cause to break or burst suddenly into pieces, as with a violent blow.
a. Dubliner Niamh, 19, could not understand why she was suddenly dumped dump
v. dumped, dump·ing, dumps
1. To release or throw down in a large mass.
a. from representing her country.
Her father Ron was angered and upset by Murray's treatment of his daughter and called for a full explanation.
The decision also baffled Miss Antrim Michelle Murphy, who came runner- up ahead of Mulally, Miss Limerick, in the Miss Ireland contest last year.
Michelle said yesterday: "I'm heartbroken heart·bro·ken
Suffering from or exhibiting overwhelming sorrow, grief, or disappointment.
heart from Niamh's point of view. I know she was looking forward to Miss Universe for so long and was busy preparing for it. It's ridiculous for her to be dropped at such short notice."
And, as she revealed exclusively in the Irish Mirror at the weekend, Michelle believes that if Niamh is being overlooked SHE should be travelling to Florida instead of Mulally.
The 22-year-old Belfast communications student said: "Maybe there are other reasons why they picked Fiona Mulally.
"Maybe it's because she's from Limerick, which coincidentally co·in·ci·den·tal
1. Occurring as or resulting from coincidence.
2. Happening or existing at the same time.
co·in is where Kieran Murray is from."
Meanwhile, sparks are expected to fly at the launch of this year's Miss Ireland contest in the Burlington Hotel tomorrow evening, when Niamh will come face to face with Murray for the first time since he dramatically ditched her with a phone call.