Model students: Trinty’s Next Top Model

Former Alternative Miss Ireland, Veda Beaux Reeves presented this year’s Trinity’s Next Top Model competition.
Tuesday January 26 saw 19 finalists compete for the coveted title of TNTM, in the Dining Hall turned catwalk. The contest was the climax of Trinity Rainbow Week, which annually draws attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues around college.
The fourth cycle of the competition, which began with auditions in November, culminated during a week of events and workshops organised by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Society (LGBT).
As hostess and judge, Beaux Reeves stepped into the shoes of world-famous supermodel and the presenter of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks. Clad in knee-high sequined boots and silver tie-dye tights, Beaux Reaves entertained the audience by passing a critical eye over the contestants.
The evening saw models exhibiting three different costumes of their own creation under the categories of: Funky, Formal and Fancy Dress. The latter category saw a range of costumes, including a one-piece cat suit, milkmaid outfit and both male and female angels. Senior Freshman Deirdre Kilbride says, “All the costumes were fabulous, especially Ciaran Doyle’s masculine take on Lady Ga Ga chic.” Doyle wore an ensemble fashioned from black plastic bin liners.
Claire Bermingham, Jill Woodnutt and Naomi Coyle were among the five finalists selected to reappear before the panel of judges. Among them was Trish Fallon, the director of First Option Model Agency, and international hair and makeup artist Noel Sutton.  The coveted prize of a yearlong modelling contract with First Option went to James McArville with James Gough as runner-up.