IS THIS the best party trick ever?
The Rose of Tralee might be best known as Ireland’s real-life ‘Lovely Girls’ competition (As taken off in the superb episode of Father Ted), but each year it’s the jokes, memes and random bizarre occurrences that end up being the most memorable part of the contest.
This year’s competition has already made its mark as one that will go down in history, with presenter Dáithí Ó Sé’s ‘Kinky Boots’ act raising €28,000 for charity—and looking dapper while doing so.
— EVOKE (@EVOKE) August 27, 2019
One of the contestants showed off her power lifting skills in a dashing red ballgown.
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) August 26, 2019
And it will also forever be known as the year that RTÉ accidentally broadcast a man’s bare naked arse across national television (Read all about it here).
— LouLouBonCheese (@LouLouBonCheese) August 27, 2019
The Limerick Rose, Doctor Sinéad Flanagan, was the winner of this year’s Tiara, but it was the Ohio Rose who got people talking.
Danielle Goebel immortalised herself in Irish craic culture when she showed the audience her hidden talent: opening a bottle of wine with a boot.
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) August 27, 2019
The audience clapped along as an accordion played a rendition of the Mission Impossible theme song, and the giddy Ohio Rose slammed the boot off the table while claiming she was going to pee herself. (Yes, this is Ireland's answer to Miss Universe.)
— Brianna Parkins (@parkinsbrea) August 27, 2019
(And it's miles better.)