Carmaine Kenny pictured with her family and boyfriend on the final night.
The Westmeath Examiner has a full report on Charmaine and her Mullingar connections. From the article "Her connections with Mullingar are manifold. Her mother Marian (neé Nally) is from Gaybrook while her father, Leon Kenny, is originally from Ginnell Terrace in Mullingar. While they now live in Kildare, where Charmaine was born, the Kennys and the Nallys still live here. Add to that the fact that her escort for the competition was no other than Mullingar post man Gordon Ward and it is hard to see how she could escape the place".
And then there is this "Charmaine's parents Leon and Marian had been convinced all along that their daughter would shine - as was boyfriend Sean Hogan from Waterford who actually entered her in the competition".
Read the entire article here.