On Saturday, 20 October, Stephanie Murphy from Youghal will be in Kent, England representing Ireland at the Miss International Curve Pageant.
While raising awareness of the pointlessness of pigeon holing “beauty” into a particular shape or size and celebrating curvy ladies the world over the Pageant has also, over the years, focused a spotlight on various charities. This year its beam is directed at Sane, a leading UK based mental health charity, working to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental stresses and illness.
Stephanie won the Mrs Republic of Ireland round of the Pageant and will be travelling to Maidstone soon for the final round. Stephanie, mother of three, has also been crowned Mrs Cork Curve and Mrs Ireland Curve 2017. She said “I chose to enter this Pageant because of its body positivity ethos and its chosen charity, Sane. Pageants are a lot more than putting on a pretty dress, and I’ve been busy making appearances at various charity fundraisers and using the title in the hopes of highlighting a few local charities that address issues close to so many people, such as Pieta House, The Rainbow Club for Autism and the Irish Cancer Society.”
Stephanie is ever grateful to her sponsors, Robbie Kelly Photography, Cork Party Company, I Lash You, Agnes Nails Youghal and Alison Lambert photography. “I am thrilled to be representing Ireland on the International stage”, said Stephanie, “I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support. Please God I will do you all proud, and bring the title home to Ireland.”