The New Face of The Galway Eye for 2018 is…

Galway Eye Faces Feature

The results are in and only 3 votes separated the top 3 girls in the public vote!!!

After 5 days of hectic voting and an amazing effort from the girls, we have our winner. The new face of The Galway Eye for 2018 is:

Gillian Higgins

Gillian will feature in 3 episodes of MUA Aoife Louise Feeney’s makeup video series for The Galway Eye in the new year – stay tuned for that! Gillian has also won a full-day shoot (value: €700) with our own award-winning photographer Mark White Photography on location here in Galway.

Gillian Higgins - the new Face of The Galway Eye

Gillian Higgins – the new Face of The Galway Eye

While it is unfortunate that there can only be one winner, we would like to recognise the efforts of the other girls. Faye (2nd) and Rachel Louise (3rd) will get a half-day shoot (value: €375) with Mark White and also feature in the makeup video series – with one episode each – well done girls! Rachel (4th) and Leanne (5th) will feature in a single episode of the video series each.

The final vote counts (including those of our 3 independent judges with 100 votes each are):

Valid votes cast: 2,615 + 300

Gillian: 803 (+ 200 = 2 judges) = 1,003

Faye: 803 (+ 100 = 1 judge): = 903

Rachel Louise: 800

Rachel: 131

Leanne: 78

The Galway Eye would like to thank everyone who voted, tagged and shared on behalf of the girls. It is no small decision to put yourself up to a public vote based on a photograph. All the girls deserve to be applauded for their bravery.

A final special mention goes out to Rachel Louise whose primary motivation for entering the competition was to show all new mothers that there is nothing to fear – bualadh bos Rachel 🙂

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