Emma Waldron was born on 4th May 1989. She was raised in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. She attended Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green and the Institute of Education. Her third level education began in Trinity College where she studied Irish and Music, however after half a year she switched to St. Patrick's College in Drumcondra to study Primary School Teaching. She is now in her final year of her Bachelor of Education degree programme.
Emma Waldron won Miss Ireland 2010. She competed in Miss World finishing 3rd Runner-Up out of 120 contestants and bringing home the title Miss World Europe 2010 and Miss World Talent 2010. She received the most points awarded to any Miss Ireland to date at the Miss World competition, with Siobhán McClafferty and Rosanna Davison (Miss World 2003) coming second and third respectively.
Emma is very involved in Ozanam House- a community centre run by the Saint Vincent de Paul- and has been volunteering there since the age of 15 when she undertook 2 weeks of community care as part of her Transition Year Programme.
During her year as Miss Ireland she has been offered prestigious contracts with Ford Model Agency NY but has decided to focus on becoming a TV Presenter. She has begun presenting with Style Nation and hopes that one day she will have her own show.
Her aim is to try to use Miss Ireland as a platform for helping the marginalized in society and also to raise awareness of issues affecting society as well as being a positive role model for young people in Ireland.
Emma is currently working alongside the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) and the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA) in their Turn of the Light's Campaign to stop sex trafficking. She is also assisting to the ICI with their various other campaigns and has raised money for the Saint Vincent de Paul through her work with Ryan Tubridy for the Annual Appeal and various other fundraising events including the Mini Marathon.
All views are Emma's own and do not represent those of the Miss Ireland Organisation or the Miss World Organisation.
Model- Emma was spotted by Lili Forberg (Ireland's top photographer) in 2009 in a night club and was asked to do a shoot for U Magazine which helped her get a contract with First Option Model Agency.
Musician- Emma has played violin since she was 7 years old. She was the co-leader of the Dublin Youth Symphony Orchestra and played with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra, The DIT Orchestra and The Hibernians Orchestra. She has been teaching violin privately and with the Lucan School of music for many years.