Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Queen for 2016 is Fiona Connolly , the daughter of Bridget Connolly. She is from Pittsburgh's Swisshelm Park neighborhood.
Fiona is enrolled at Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy and is expected to graduate in 2019. She has studied abroad in Ireland and has attended the University of Dublin.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association (PGAA), where she serves as public relations officer. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Banshees Ladies Gaelic Football Team.
A graduate of Oakland Catholic High School, she has served as an on-campus student volunteer for several Duquesne University programs. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of Duquesne Professional Pharmacy Sorority Lambda Kappa Sigma.