The next contestant hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, is Leah McDonald.
Leah is a 19 year old student in the National University of Galway.
In her profile Leah says, "I am studying English Literature, Sociology and Politics and hope to become a secondary school teacher after I complete my degree. My hobbies include reading going to the gym cooking and listening to music . I'm extremely interested in travel ️and hope to teach English as a foreign language to children all around the world. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and have volunteered as a soccer coach for my local club, Birr Town Football Club ️, where I trained under 7 boys and under 16 girls teams."
Leah is sponsored by the County Arms Hotel in Birr where she works part time