Tania Dawson

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Tania Dawson
Tania Pauline Dawson

(1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 26)
OccupationActress, model, High School Teacher.
Years active2005–present
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
TitleMiss New Zealand 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Miss New Zealand 2016
Miss Universe 2016

Tania Pauline Dawson (born 2 January 1993) is a New Zealand actress, singer, teacher, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss New Zealand 2016. She represented New Zealand at Miss Universe 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Dawson was born and raised in Waiuku. Her mother is a Filipino from Santa Maria, Pangasinan.[1][2] Dawson completed a Bachelor of Arts double major in drama and film/television and media studies from the University of Auckland, where she also received a graduate diploma in secondary teaching.[3]

She is currently working as a media studies and drama teacher at Southern Cross Campus.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Dawson worked with many stars such as Murray Edmond, Maya Dalziel, Sally Stockwell and Mike Edwards. she usually play in Short Films.


Miss New Zealand 2016[edit]

On 3 September 2016, during the final night, Dawson was crowned Miss New Zealand 2016 and competed at Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines.[citation needed]

Miss Universe 2016[edit]

Dawson represented New Zealand at Miss Universe 2016 but Unplaced.


  1. ^ "Miss New Zealand spends time with family in Pangasinan". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ Cardinoza, Gabriel (9 January 2017). "NZ bet wants to visit mom's house in Pangasinan town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ "New Zealand: Tania Dawson". Miss Universe. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  4. ^ "School teacher Tania Dawson 'overwhelmed' to be Miss Universe NZ". The New Zealand Herald. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Samantha McClung
Miss New Zealand
Succeeded by
Harlem-Cruz Ihaia