Local beauties were put through their paces at Miss NI bootcamp at the Europa Hotel recently ahead of the 2014 Open + Direct final.
At the event were Miss Lisburn, Claire McErlean, current titleholder Meagan Green and Miss Spice Lisburn, Sara Murphy.
The bootcamp, which is coordinated by top modelling agency ACA Models, is designed to prepare the ambitious beauties for the final ceremony where one lucky contestant will acquire the much-coveted crown from the current Miss Northern Ireland, Meagan Green.
The 26 finalists, who were selected by judges during a two-month nationwide search, received mentoring from former Miss Northern Ireland winners including Alison Clarke, Gayle Williamson, Finola Guinnane, Angela Mountstephens and Meagan Green.
The gala final which will take place on Monday May 12.
For further information log onto the website www.missnorthernireland.co.uk