UK Today News: Miss Northern Ireland 2010 Lori Moore Wins Miss World Sportswoman 2010 Event
Miss Northern Ireland 2010 Lori Moore has made her country proud by winning the Miss World Sportswoman 2010 event at the Miss World 2010 pageant, and the win has fast-tracked her into the top 25 semi-finalists at this year’s competition. Moore joins Miss Puerto Rico 2010 Yara Lasanta — who won Miss Beach Beauty 2010 – to become the second semi-finalist at the Miss World 2010 pageant that takes place on October 30th in Sanya, China.
Miss Northern Ireland 2010 Lori Moore (Photo: Miss Northern Ireland)
The stunning 19 year-old representative of Northern Ireland won the event at the Sheraton Sanya Resort on Octoner 22, 2010. Miss Slovakia Marina Georgievova was the first runner-up, while Miss Norway Mariann Birkedal won the second runner-up title.
The 20 contestants to take part in the finals of the Miss World Sportswoman 2010 event were: Australia, Cayman Islands, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Guyana, Ireland, Hungary, Iceland, Mongolia, Paraguay, Martinique, Northern Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, St Kitts & Nevis, US Virgin Islands, Turkey, and Wales.
Lori Moore is the first black Miss Northern Ireland and is reported to a student of Northumbria University, Northern Ireland. She loves sports, and calls her late mother – who was raped and murdered 4 years ago – as her inspiration.
In an interview with UTV earlier this year, Moore said, “I think many people have troubles in their lives, mine has just been more obvious.” She added, “Yes, my mum was an inspiration – she herself was very glamorous, so I think she would have really liked me to enter this competition.”
Armed with determination and a strong passion to win the Miss World 2010 crown, Miss Northern Ireland 2010 Lori Moore is one of the contestants to watch out at this year’s pageant.