Cailin Aine Ni Toibin from Cobh in Cork after she was announced winner at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2017 at The Mansion House,Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy.

Cailin Aine Ni Tobin who represented Ireland in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas ended her journey in the Top 20 globally.
There were a record 93 contestants taking part in the Miss Universe pageant this year
The Cobh native placed fourth in Europe and sixteenth globally at the 66th international competition held at the Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
23 -Year old Tobin a five star brand adviser for Brown Thomas, a motivational speaker and mental health advocate was selected as Ireland’s representative for the international competition after securing the crown at Dublin’s Mansion House in September.
In an interview with the East Cork Journal in September Miss Tobin said she had originally taken up modelling to help overcome her anxiety.
Cobh native, Cailin is still in shock after last Sunday night’s event.
“It’s crazy to think I’ve place top 16 in the world and 4th in Europe, I am beyond thrilled with it all! My experience of Miss Universe is one I will NEVER forget, I have literally met some of the most amazing women from around the world who speak multiple languages, have amazing careers and were at the competition for the same reason I was to genuinely give back and make a difference to their platform of choice. I wouldn’t change my experience for the world and if I could do it all over again I would in a heartbeat”.
Fresh from her Las Vegas appearance the East Cork woman is due to return to her native town today Thursday 30 November.
Each young woman competed by modelling beachwear and eveningwear followed by a tough question round to win the title and a year's Modelling contract.
The crown was ultimately won by 22-year old Demi Leigh Nel Peters from South Africa however young Tobin can hold her head high, her performance has been the best for Ireland in almost a decade, Roz Purcell was placed fifth in 2010.
Since the announcement late Sunday night social media has been abuzz with messages of congratulations for 23 year old Cailin.
When asked by the East Cork Journal what's next for Miss Universe Ireland, the coastal rower said she hopes “to continue going to schools doing talks, helping charities in any way possible as I feel Christmas is a time of joy for so many but a time of struggle also therefore I want to get involved heavily with charity in the run up to Christmas as well as after Christmas while I am still in reign. I have had such a hectic 3 months a bit of down time is well and truly needed, and I can’t wait to go home and celebrate what I have a achieved.”

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