New Zealand at Miss World
|Motto||Beauty With A Mission|
Miss Grand International
Miss Tourism International
- 1 History
- 2 Titleholders
- 3 Former titles
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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. 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.
- 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|
|2014||Arielle Diane Garciano||Unplaced|
|2013||Ella Liliane Langsford||Unplaced||Sport (Top 20)|
|2012||Collette Kelly Lochore||Unplaced|
|2011||Mianette Broekman||Top 31||Beach Beauty (Top 36)
|2010||Cody Yerkovich||Unplaced||Beach Beauty (Top 40)|
|2008||Kahurangi Taylor||Unplaced||Beach Beauty (Top 25)|
|2007||Stephanie Maria Dods||Unplaced|
|2003||Melanie Paul||Top 20|
|1997||Lauralee Martinovich||1st Runner-up|
|1991||Lisa Maree de Montalk||Top 15|
|1990||Adele Kenny||4th Runner-up|
|1988||Lisa Corban||3rd Runner-up|
|1986||Lynda Marie McManus||3rd Runner-up|
|1985||Sheri LeFleming Burrow||Unplaced|
|1982||Susan Jane Mainland||Unplaced|
|1980||Vicky Lee Hemi||5th Runner-up|
|1978||Lorian Dawn Tangney||Unplaced|
|1977||Michele Jean Hyde||Unplaced|
|1974||Sue Nicholson||Top 15|
|1973||Pamela King||Top 15|
|1969||Carole Robinson||Top 15|
|1965||Gay Phelps||Top 15|
|1964||Lyndal Ursula Cruickshank||4th Runner-up|
|1963||Elaine Miscall||1st Runner-up|
|1962||Maureen Te Rangi Rere I Waho Kingi||Unplaced|
|1961||Leone Mary Main||Unplaced|
|1956||Jeannette de Montalk||Unplaced|
Miss International New Zealand
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|
|2013||Casey Dawn Radley||2nd Runner-up||Miss Photogenic|
|2012||Hannah Helen Carson||Unplaced|
|2007||Kyla Hei Hei||Unplaced|
|2006||Claire Ann Beattie||Unplaced|
|2003||Amber Jean Peebles||Unplaced|
Miss Tourism New Zealand
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.
Miss Grand International New Zealand
|Year||Miss Grand New Zealand||Placement||Special awards|
|2014||Maddieson White||Unplaced||Top 25 Best in Swimsuit|
|2013||Rachel Hope Crofts||Unplaced|
Miss Intercontinental New Zealand
Miss Earth New Zealand
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|
|2012||Gloria Ofa Blake||Unplaced|
|2010||Lisa Joy Davids||Unplaced|
|2009||Catherine Vera Irving||Unplaced|
|2008||Rachel Hope Crofts||Unplaced|
|2003||Katey Ellen Price||Unplaced|
Miss Supranational New Zealand
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|
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.
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- Donovan, Brooke (2008-05-03). "Beauty pageant re-appears after modern makeover". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
- Cody Yerkovich was crowned Miss World New Zealand 2010
- A Beauty Therapist crown Miss World New Zealand 2009
- "The most beautiful woman in the world". Scoop. 2008-05-04.
- "Stunning Kay on De-Sex Mission". New Zealand Truth. 2006-12-12.
- Bates, Jo (2003-12-21). "TAKE TWO - Amber Peebles, 20, and Rachel Huljich, 19, entered Miss World New Zealand in 2002....". Sunday Star-Times.
- 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.
- "PM backs calls for NZ to boycott Miss World". New Zealand Herald. 2002-09-17.
- "Miss World not a degrading contest, says Miss NZ". New Zealand Press Association. 1999-12-02.
- "What Others are Saying". The Evening Post. 1998-11-26.
- "Beauty Queen Back in NZ". The Dominion. 1997-11-27.