Omagh native reaches final stage of prestigous 'Miss Universe' competition

William Smith


William Smith


For Omagh native Nadia Sayers, a phonecall over 'Whatsapp' as she made a cup of coffee revealed life-changing news - she had been one of 30 girls selected for the finals of the prestigious 'Miss Universe Ireland 2019'!

Indeed, the ‘out-of-the-blue’ call, which was from none other than the director of the competition herself, suited the down-to-earth and occasionally shy Nadia down to the ground.

Whilst a surprise, Nadia's selection for the final of the competition - which had over 200 applications this year - was by no means a fluke, as she had previously completed a vigorous shortlisting and interview process in the hopes of being selected.

Nadia, who is a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention worker for the PIPs charity, will now compete against 29 other inspirational finalists in August - the likes of which include a social worker, future ophthalmologist, a future lawyer, rugby players and a NASA data scientist!

As a lifelong advocate for positive mental health, Nadia is hoping the competition will give her the platform to spread her own message of suicide prevention and hope.

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution.

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