Miss Earth NI finalist Christina Williamson is looking forward to expressing her independent personality in the competition this summer.

Dungloe waitress Christina Williamson has been selected as a finalist in Miss Earth NI – the environmental event which celebrates beauty and responsibility.

Christina, aged 24, tells Donegal Woman how she was motivated to sign up to this pageant with a difference:

“What inspired me to enter this contest was that it empowers me to express my inner personality and to show my independency world wide.

“I moved to Donegal in 2008 when I was just a young teenager, my parents currently live in the UK where I was born.

“I have my own house for the last 6 years so I am a very independent young lady who loves to inspire young women.”

Christina Williamson

Christina will be championing her views in the Miss Earth Northern Ireland final in Derry on July 28th. The contest, she said, has been a great positive experience so far.

“Also the Richmond Centre Miss Earth 2018 contest has great opportunities to meet and expand your friendship. It’s not only a contest but it is a very good experience to have. It inspires all women aged 18-26 to enter whether it’s skinny or curvy. No one will judge you for that.

“Miss Earth Northern Ireland is overwhelming and the producers who are all involved are friendly and welcoming and are easy to talk to. I would highly recommend this contest to all age groups to get involved and build your confidence and also do what you love most without fears, we are all humans and we will be judged anyway.”

“Be yourself and don’t let people take you down” – is a motto that Christina lives by as she aims to be the 12th Miss Earth NI. The NI winner will receive an impressive prize package, including a once in a lifetime trip to the world finals of one of the most prestigious beauty competitions in the world and walk away with an enviable prize list.

The finalists will be working closely together to support charities, including ‘Beauties for A Cause UK’ which was founded by the UK Miss Earth finalists to support environmental awareness, animal protection and conservation giving the girls the collective opportunity to raise funds for projects and organisations in the UK such as The Playtrail in Derry.