As I was saying on facebook and twitter recently I worked on a TV Show called “Ireland’s Beauty Queens” which was on TV3 last week. I did the makeup of the commentators. Below are some screenshots:
A synopsis of the show:
It’s Summertime in Ireland and all over the country local festivals are in full swing and beauty queens are out in force. The banquet tables are laid, the tiaras are polished and hair dryers are on full power. Many of these festivals are run by volunteers – who just want to keep their communities alive. In these tough financial times, the Summer Festival is the biggest source of income for many communities, so they must put on a show that will attract the crowds, bring emigrants home from abroad, give the tourists a fun time and get them spending in the pubs, shops, hotels and restaurants, giving the local economy a much needed shot in the arm. For most people taking part, the high point will always be the crowning of the Queen. In this first programme it’s all about crowning The Blue Jean Country Queen in Athboy, Co. Meath, The Ballyheigue Summer Festival Queen in County Kerry and the Lady of the Erne in Belturbet, Co. Cavan.
In the second programme it’s all about crowning The Charleville Cheese Queen in County Cork. We head north to County Donegal where the little town of Muff comes alive as they crown their Festival Queen. And we sail into the beautiful east coast town of Wicklow as they crown their Regatta Queen. During the Festival in Muff, the local pub, The Squealin Pig is at the heart of the action, and it is here that the Festival Queen will be crowned.