Maria's a leading lady - I hope she finds true love
Maria Walsh won last year's Rose of Tralee competition. Her beauty, poise and elegance enchanted the judges and the hundreds of thousands who tuned in.
But she still can't find a partner. She says that women don't ask her out because they expect her to be too busy.
She's certainly busy at turning heads. At the VIP awards last Friday, Maria (above) won an award for being the Most Stylist Newcomer.
Although I'm far from a fashion expert, I expect it was well-deserved.
I had the pleasure of meeting Maria at a function in my hometown of Listowel, Co Kerry.
I was deeply impressed by her warmth and personality. She is a beautiful young woman and a marvellous ambassador for the Rose of Tralee.
That lovely girls contest will never be the same after Maria Walsh - but maybe she'll find true love.