Emily Shields from Forkhill, one of 25 Finalists in the 2013 Miss Northern Ireland Contest won the coveted award of ‘Beauty with a Purpose’. She is seen being given the award by Ms Zoe Salmon who hosted the Contest. Emily won this award for her tireless Charity work since she was a young child. She has taken away the Award of being the New Face of The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Foundation campaigns for 2013/14.
In 2004 Emily recorded the CD ’Christmas in Ireland’ which raised substantial funds for Newry Hospice. Emily’s Granny, Mary McQuaid from Rostrevor died in Newry Hospice and this was Emily’s way of thanking the Hospice for everything they did for her.
In 2012 Emily recorded a second CD called ‘Feels like Home’ to raise funds for the St Paul’s High School Bessbrook Foreign Project Schemes in Kenya and Romania.
Emily is an avid singer and has appeared on many TV programmes including ‘TG4 Feis and Blood’ talent show and TG4’s Scor Encore as well as numerous Radio appearances. Emily came 2nd in the All Ireland Scor this year missing winning by only a few points.
Emily has been in many Pageants in Ireland but this was the first time she entered the Miss Northern Ireland Contest and she was the youngest competitor ever. Emily represented ‘BED ‘ nightclub in Newry.
Emily has many videos on Youtube, most notably her striking video of ‘Pie Jesu’ which was filmed by Jim Crone Films Belfast. All of Emily’s CD recordings have been carried out by Dave Molloy of the Cellar Club Studio in Forkhill. By simply typing in Emily Shields you will find many videos of Emily which shows the diverse capabilities of Emily.
Emily studied ballet, modern and hip hop for many years.
We are delighted to announce that Emily has been crowned as the ‘Face of Buttercrane’ 2018, a fantastic achievement.
As the new Face of Buttercrane Emily will be an ambassador for the Centre, attending events, taking part in photoshoots and marketing initiatives throughout the year.