New Zealand at Miss World

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Miss World New Zealand
Motto Beauty With A Mission
Formation 1956
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Auckland
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Grand International
Miss Intercontinental
Miss Tourism International
Official language
National Director
Ros Taylor
Website Official website
Kahurangi Taylor, New Zealand's representative at Miss World 2008

New Zealand has contested 46 Miss World pageants since that pageant's inception in 1951. No New Zealander has won the Miss World title, although two have placed first runner-up.


The peak of the national pageant's popularity was in the 1980s when the event was televised on TVNZ. Interest waned in the 1990s as the contests suffered from political correctness, faced opposition from feminists and struggled to gain sponsorship.[1] From 2005-2007 no national pageant was held; in 2007 an Auckland community trust bought the franchise and the pageant was held to select the country's representative to Miss World 2008 was held in May 2008.[2]


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss World New Zealand represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss World New Zealand Placement Special awards
United Kingdom 2014 Arielle Diane Garciano Unplaced
Indonesia 2013 Ella Liliane Langsford Unplaced Sport (Top 20)
China 2012 Collette Kelly Lochore Unplaced
United Kingdom 2011 Mianette Broekman Top 31 Beach Beauty (Top 36)
  • Beauty with a Purpose (Top 77)
China 2010 Cody Yerkovich[3] Unplaced Beach Beauty (Top 40)
South Africa 2009 Magdalena Schoeman[4] Unplaced
South Africa 2008 Kahurangi Taylor[5] Unplaced Beach Beauty (Top 25)
China 2007 Stephanie Maria Dods Unplaced
Poland 2006 Nicolette Spencer Unplaced
China 2005 Kay Anderson[6] Unplaced
China 2004 Amber Peebles[7] Unplaced
China 2003 Melanie Paul[8] Top 20
United Kingdom 2002 Rachel Huljich[7][9] Unplaced
South Africa 2001 Amie Hewett Unplaced
United Kingdom 2000 Katherine Allsopp-Smith Unplaced
United Kingdom 1999 Coralie Warburton[10] Unplaced
Seychelles 1998 Tanya Hayward[11] Unplaced
Seychelles 1997 Lauralee Martinovich[12] 1st Runner-up
India 1996 Kelly-Rose Mischiewski Unplaced
South Africa 1995 Sarah Brady Unplaced
South Africa 1994 Shelley Edwards Unplaced
South Africa 1993 Nicola Brighty Unplaced
South Africa 1992 Karly Kinnaird Unplaced
United States 1991 Lisa Maree de Montalk Top 15
United Kingdom 1990 Adele Kenny 4th Runner-up
Hong Kong 1989 Helen Rowney Unplaced
United Kingdom 1988 Lisa Corban 3rd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1987 Karyn Meltcaf Unplaced
United Kingdom 1986 Lynda Marie McManus 3rd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1985 Sheri LeFleming Burrow Unplaced
United Kingdom 1984 Barbara McDowell Unplaced
United Kingdom 1983 Maria Sando Unplaced
United Kingdom 1982 Susan Jane Mainland Unplaced
United Kingdom 1981 Raewyn Marcroft Unplaced
United Kingdom 1980 Vicky Lee Hemi 5th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1979 Nicola Duckworth Unplaced
United Kingdom 1978 Lorian Dawn Tangney Unplaced
United Kingdom 1977 Michele Jean Hyde Unplaced
United Kingdom 1976 Anne Clifford Unplaced
United Kingdom 1975 Janet Nugent Unplaced
United Kingdom 1974 Sue Nicholson Top 15
United Kingdom 1973 Pamela King Top 15
United Kingdom 1972 Kristine Allan Unplaced
United Kingdom 1971 Linda Ritchie Unplaced
United Kingdom 1970 Glenys Treweek Unplaced
United Kingdom 1969 Carole Robinson Top 15
United Kingdom 1968 Christine Antunovic Unplaced
United Kingdom 1967 Pamela McLeod Unplaced
United Kingdom 1966 Heather Gettings Unplaced
United Kingdom 1965 Gay Phelps Top 15
United Kingdom 1964 Lyndal Ursula Cruickshank 4th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1963 Elaine Miscall 1st Runner-up
United Kingdom 1962 Maureen Te Rangi Rere I Waho Kingi Unplaced
United Kingdom 1961 Leone Mary Main Unplaced
United Kingdom 1956 Jeannette de Montalk Unplaced

Miss International New Zealand[edit]

Since 2010 the second title of Miss World New Zealand represents her country at Miss International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. In 2003-2008 the official candidate selected by Miss International New Zealand pageant. New Zealand debut in 1960 and ever won the title of Miss International 1971, Jane Hansen in Long Beach, California, United States.

Year Miss International New Zealand Placement Special awards
Japan 2014 Rachel Harradence TBD
Japan 2013 Casey Dawn Radley 2nd Runner-up Miss Photogenic
Japan 2012 Hannah Helen Carson Unplaced
China 2011 Claire Kirby Unplaced
Japan 2010 Ina Ivanova Unplaced
Macau 2008 Rhonda Grant Unplaced
Japan 2007 Kyla Hei Hei Unplaced
China 2006 Claire Ann Beattie Unplaced
Japan 2005 Ellie Bloomfield Unplaced
Japan 2003 Amber Jean Peebles Unplaced

Miss Tourism New Zealand[edit]

The third title of Miss World New Zealand represents her country at Miss Tourism Queen International. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Sometimes the second or primary winner will get this sash to promote New Zealand at the pageant.

Year Miss Tourism New Zealand Placement Special awards
China 2014 TBA
China 2013 Casey Dawn Radley Unplaced
China 2011 Alexandra Grace Scott Unplaced
China 2009 Natalie Jean Sangster Top 20
China 2008 Kimberley Mary Powell Unplaced
China 2007 Amanda Catherine Carter Unplaced
China 2006 Susasga Yang Yeu-Yen Unplaced
China 2005 Camille Barlow Unplaced
China 2004 Vicky Lee McIntyre Unplaced

Miss Grand International New Zealand[edit]

Year Miss Grand New Zealand Placement Special awards
Thailand 2014 Maddieson White Unplaced Top 25 Best in Swimsuit
Thailand 2013 Rachel Hope Crofts Unplaced

Miss Intercontinental New Zealand[edit]

Former titles[edit]

Miss Earth New Zealand[edit]

From 2003 to 2010, the third title of Miss World New Zealand organized by Miss World New Zealand Ltd., to compete at Miss Earth pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent. Starting 2011, New Zealand's representative to Miss Earth is selected through the Miss New Zealand Festival of Beauty, organized by the New Zealand Asia Pacific Trust which also selects representatives to Miss World and Miss International under the direction of Rose Foulger, who took on the Miss Earth franchise from Mrs Taylor upon her retirement. In 2013 Miss Earth New Zealand was held in separate pageant.

Year Miss Earth New Zealand Placement Special awards
Philippines 2012 Gloria Ofa Blake Unplaced
Philippines 2011 Alexandra Grace-Scott Unplaced
Philippines 2010 Lisa Joy Davids Unplaced
Philippines 2009 Catherine Vera Irving Unplaced
Philippines 2008 Rachel Hope Crofts Unplaced
Philippines 2007 Claire Kirby Unplaced
Philippines 2006 Annelise Burton Unplaced
Philippines 2005 Tiffany Pickford Unplaced
Philippines 2004 Rachael Tucker Unplaced
Philippines 2003 Katey Ellen Price Unplaced

Miss Supranational New Zealand[edit]

In 2010 the third title of Miss World new Zealand will represent her country at Miss Supranational. This rule was running until 2011. In 2013 Miss Bikini New Zealand took the franchise for choosing the winner at the Miss Supranational pageant.

Year Miss Supranational New Zealand Placement Special awards
Poland 2011 Katrina Turner Unplaced
Poland 2010 Candy Barry Unplaced


Miss Universe[edit]

The delegates who represented New Zealand at Miss World 1991-1995 also represented New Zealand at Miss Universe the year after they competed at Miss World. The only one of these delegates to place at Miss World was Lisa Marie de Montaulk, who was a semi-finalist in both pageants.


  1. ^ "Miss NZ contests will continue, say organisers". The Dominion. 1998-10-24. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Donovan, Brooke (2008-05-03). "Beauty pageant re-appears after modern makeover". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  3. ^ Cody Yerkovich was crowned Miss World New Zealand 2010
  4. ^ A Beauty Therapist crown Miss World New Zealand 2009
  5. ^ "The most beautiful woman in the world". Scoop. 2008-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Stunning Kay on De-Sex Mission". New Zealand Truth. 2006-12-12. 
  7. ^ a b Bates, Jo (2003-12-21). "TAKE TWO - Amber Peebles, 20, and Rachel Huljich, 19, entered Miss World New Zealand in 2002....". Sunday Star-Times. 
  8. ^ Russell, Bruce (2003-12-17). "Miss NZ Melanie Paul placed in final 20 of 100 entrants at Miss World contest-held in Communist China". IRN News. 
  9. ^ "PM backs calls for NZ to boycott Miss World". New Zealand Herald. 2002-09-17. 
  10. ^ "Miss World not a degrading contest, says Miss NZ". New Zealand Press Association. 1999-12-02. 
  11. ^ "What Others are Saying". The Evening Post. 1998-11-26. 
  12. ^ "Beauty Queen Back in NZ". The Dominion. 1997-11-27. 

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