Miss DCU, the annual talent show, received an unprecedented turnout this year of over 150 people. The contest, organized by Enactus, a non-profit organization supporting student entrepreneurial projects, saw ten contestants battle it out in order to take home the title of Miss DCU and the crown that accompanied it.
Complete with escorts at their sides, the contestants talents, which included speed-eating (demonstrated with chicken goujons), dancing on a yoga ball, and even rapping evoked much shouting and laughter from the crowds. But there could only be one Miss DCU and it was Ciara O’Dwyer who would take home the crown after impressing the judges (which included the head of Enactus Ireland, Liam Redmond) with her singing skills.
Apart from the entertainment value of such an event, the ticket money would go towards HeadstARTS – weekly classes held for people with intellectual disabilities. All in all, it raised a whopping 500 euros for supplies for their art, music, drama and dance classes.
Niamh Dunbar, the event coordinator for Enactus DCU said HeadstARTS has been “one of the best experiences of my life”.
“To feel like the even last night was successful means even more to me because I see how important HeadstARTS is for the volunteers and its members. Overall, it’s been a great achievement for Enactus and the team in general.”