Ria van Dyke

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Ria van Dyke
Born (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 26)
Kawerau, Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Occupation Business owner and model
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green
Website
www.riavandyke.com

Ruth Ria van Dyke (born 16 February 1989) is a New Zealand beauty queen and model who was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2010.[1] Van Dyke represented New Zealand at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Personal life[edit]

Van Dyke was born in Kawerau, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.[2] She graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 and a BA(Hons) with first-class honours in sociology in 2012.[3] She went on to found Arabella Boutique, an online fashion store for women.[4]

Modeling[edit]

Following her return from Miss Universe, Van Dyke represented the beauty and cosmetic brand INNOXA.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aucklander takes Miss Universe NZ crown". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Homegrown beauty takes on universe". Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Meet Miss Universe New Zealand: Media". Stuff. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Miss Universe New Zealand Ria van Dyke is getting into fashion". Lucire. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "New face of Innoxa". Thread. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Katie Taylor
Miss New Zealand
2010
Succeeded by
Priyani Puketapu