Granard students seeking Longford support

Junk Kouture finalists need votes for competition final

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson


One person's junk is another's Kouture and the rubber-like packaging of babybel cheese was the putty in Roisín Duggan, Rachel Farrell and Victoria Gilliard's hands this year for their entry to the annual Junk Kouture competition, 'Babybelle'.

The competition has been a tough one so far, with several entries from Granard's Cnoc Mhuire and Ardscoil Phádraig making it through to the Regional Finals.

However, only 80 entries from across the country were selected for the glamorous grand finale of the competition, and 'Babybelle' was the only Longford entry to make it through.

Competing against 79 other finalist themes with equally creative and unique entries in the final, Roisín, Rachel and Victoria are relying on the people of Longford and beyond to vote for them.

Voting counts for 10% of the overall judging, and with the number of people invested in supporting their favourite act, that's nothing to sneeze at.

"Babybelle is an excellent costume. Very intricate, detailed design and very elegantly worn by Roisín Duggan. Victoria Gilliard, Rachel Farrell and Roisín will now just fix any parts that need touching up and keep practicing catwalk routine," said Art Teacher at Cnoc Mhuire Charmaine Hetherton when the girls were successful in the Regional Final.

At the final, Roisín Duggan, who is modelling the design, will strut her stuff in front of celebrity judges Louis Walsh and Una Healy, in the hope of winning the coveted first place position and the fantastic prizes that go with it.

If you'd like to show your support for Longford's only representation in this national competition, click here and then click on 'Click here to vote'. Find the photo of Roisín wearing 'Babybelle' and click 'vote'.

You can vote once per device (laptop, phone, ipad, etc) every 24 hours, so the amount of support you show is entirely up to you.

Best of luck to Roisín, Rachel and Victoria in the final, which takes place on April 27 in the 3arena, Dublin.