A student of Ardscoil Phádraig will represent her school and county in the final of the 2014 Junk Kouture competition.
Nummy O’Brien is the only Longford student to make it through to the final, impressing judges in the regional finals with her creation ‘Always the Breadsmaid’.
Entering the competition for the second time, Nummy knew exactly what she wanted to create. Starting out on her gown, the talented student wondered where to get enough material. Having seen bread wrappers and packaging in her school, Nummy approached Pat the Baker, asking them for cut offs or end rolls that she could use for her costume.
With hundreds of entries into the competition from all over the country, Nummy’s outfit, co-created with two other students, beat off stiff competition to make it through to the final. Impressing the judges, the gown also impressed Pat the Baker, who invited Nummy to take part in the 2014 St Patrick’s Day Parade with them.
Voting for the final will take place during the Easter holidays. To vote for Nummy, log onto the Junk Kouture Facebook page before April 25.
Nummy wishes to thank everyone for supporting her throughout this competition, especially Pat the Baker (for providing the bread wrapping with which she made her dress), Bank of Ireland (sponsors of Junk Kouture), her family, friends and the Principal and teachers at Ardscoil Phádraig. The school wishes Nummy every success as she goes forward to represent her school, her community and her county.
The final takes place in the 02, Dublin on May 2, and Nummy will compete against 79 other entrants for the chance to win the top prize and a possible appearance on The Late Late Show.