The pageant hopeful is aiming to bring mental health to the fore of her campaign.

Dungloe woman Christina Williamson has set her sights on success as she takes part in the Ireland Pageants Grand Final 2019.

Christina, a 24-year-old hairdresser and childcare assistant, is competing in the ‘Lady of Ireland’ contest this Saturday 12th January in ALSAA Dublin Airport.

Despite being a fashion model, Christina says she has struggled with confidence and mental health in the past. She has planned to use her pageant platform to share these issues.

Christina Williamson

Christina said: “I am honoured to bring myself to have entered this pageant as my confidence was at its low.

“My platform I have focused on is Mental Health as depression/anxiety over the past few years, for me, has been at its worst.

“A few years ago I started to lose a lot of hair and it only got worse over the year. This had such a huge impact on me as a young woman who loves beauty.

“By entering these pageants I have gained confidence, amazing friends and a lot of strength and no matter what happens on Saturday, I’ll always be proud to have made it this.”

Christina will be cheered on by friends and family this weekend as she hopes to take home the title of ‘Lady of Ireland 2019’ and do Donegal proud.