Ashbourne's Aoife McGrane beat off stiff competition from around the county to be crowned Miss Meath during the annual event held at Castle Arch Hotel in Trim last weekend.
The 20-year-old is a student at DCU, where she is studying health and society.
"I always wanted to do something like Miss Meath," said Aoife, "so I just thought I would go for it. I still cannot believe that I won!"
As part of her official duties, Aoife is scheduled to open a new business in Kells later this month, and she will also participate in the St Patricks Day parades in Ratoath and Navan.
Aiofe will go on to represent Meath in the Miss Ireland competition, which will be held in July.