The next contestant hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, is Michelle White
Twenty-one year old Michelle is from Tullamore. She completed a FETAC level 5 in nursing and is currently in her second year in college in Athlone Institute of Technology studying for a BA in Arts for Early Years Care and Education. Michelle is choreographer for the local drama society that her mum runs.
In her profile Michelle says, "I am also assisting director and choreographer for my Mum's drama society, Tullamore Youth Theatre. I use to play soccer and football for Tullamore and football and basketball for the secondary school I attended. In the summer, I participate in Tag Rugby competitions. My mum is very involved in the community, she is chairperson for St. Philomena's the last 11 years, has her own drama society and is the conductor for the Family Mass Children's Choir. If I follow her footsteps in life, I will be very happy as she puts so much time in to help and support others.
Michelle works part time in My Fair Lady in Tullamore who are also sponsoring her for the Rose of Tralee.