Kyla McGowan pictured above has been crowned Miss Limerick 2020. Picture: Paudie Bourke
Let’s get to know Kyla McGowan, our new Miss Limerick!
by I Love Limerick Correspondent Elise Ahern
The combined Miss Tipperary, Miss Limerick & Miss Clare (Miss TLC) virtual event took place on Facebook Live on Sunday, September 27 broadcast from Dani’s Showroom in Limerick. The Miss Limerick pageant has acted as one of the main events of the city’s social calendar for over three decades.
There were four overall winners from Limerick on the night. Kyla McGowan was crowned Miss Limerick 2020, Aishling Kelly was 1st runner up, Amy Kerr was 2nd runner up and Bonnie Dowling was 3rd runner up.
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To say I’m shocked would be the understatement of the century! I’m absolutely over the moon with winning this years @misslimerickofficial ❤️ Anyone who knows me knows exactly how much this means to me and I cannot wait to show you all what I intend to do with the title ✨ Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you to @iammcloughney and @esmewallace because without them, none of this would have been possible! Their dedication to ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the event was second to none, making the events of Miss TLC run completely smooth throughout the evening ❤️ Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ Secondly, thank you to the judges (@emma_austin_ @ciara_ohalloran_ @mandycatwalk @eoinsheehan and @kirsty___downey) for picking me as the next Miss Limerick. I’m incredibly humbled and I promise I won’t let you down this year! ✨ Third, the biggest thank you to the amazing people at @danisclosetandshowroom ❤️ It was a complete honour to represent your showroom on stage and I’ll be forever grateful for everything Sarah-Jane and Daniel have done for me ✨ You should be so, so proud of the amazing business you’ve built together and even more proud of how loved you are in the industry! ✨ Thank you so much to the sponsors for my prizes I’m completely spoilt! 🥰 @alexandra_dental @keanes_jewellers and @lawlessflowers. I understand that times have been tough for businesses in the last few months and I’m extremely appreciative of my beautiful flowers, bracelet and teeth whitening ❤️ Another thank you to @paudiebourke, the amazing photographer for this years pageant, to the people working behind the scenes who without them the show wouldn’t have happened such as; cameras, lighting, microphones and sound. ❤️ And last but not least, to the amazing young women who entered the pageant of @misslimerickofficial I’ll be forever grateful to have shared the stage with you, even in a socially distant manner! Thank you all for being so kind and supportive. You are all such intelligent, independent and caring young women who will go far in life ❤️