Friday, April 1, 2011


Tiana Grace Hall (Contestant 12)

I am an energetic and passionate young adult, who is highly motivated for success. I take pride in my appearance, and thrive to be challenged, active and to be spending time with family and friends!

I have an optimistic reality, and feel positively that education is an important aspect of life, which is why I fulfilled my high school qualifications to their potential, and continued through to university. This persistence can be seen in any task I become involved in; I am a focused, reliable and independent woman who often exceeds expectations.

Honesty, loyalty and respectability are important qualities which I believe I exude within my day to day life. I enjoy exposure to cultural diversity; broadening my understanding and knowledge of others is an ongoing pleasure! Above all, I am grateful for my existence and respect the planet on which we live, as well as holding strong pride in originating from New Zealand. I recognize the urgency for change to create a sustainable future for humanity. Because of this, I hold a personal commitment to making the world a better place; hence my goal of becoming Miss World New Zealand.

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Katie Burton (Contestant 11)

Kia ora, My name is Katie Burton and I am 23 years old. I have just completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy and hope to be able to use this degree to make a difference in the community. I am from Papakura, Auckland and am proud to call New Zealand my home. I believe we are all very lucky to live in such a beautiful country like New Zealand, and would be proud to represent New Zealand, and for the opportunity to be part of the Pageant.

The most important thing to me in life is family and friends. If I win Miss New Zealand 2011, I will ensure that my energy and heart is invested into what I believe is worth fighting for, which is people. And will use the title and resources I am given to help make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

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Katrina Turner (Contestant 10)

I love playing the piano, singing, socializing and meeting different people. Living 15 minutes walking distance from the beach is never taken for granted. I'm there almost everyday.

My dream is to make a difference in this world. I see myself as a rolemodel for the younger girls. I love inspiring and motivating people. I like being around happy people that can motivate and inspire me. I have a strong personality; I will always stand up for what I believe in and develop as a person each and every day.

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Alexandra Grace Scott (Contestant 9)

Last year one of my goals involved an environmental science program with ideas for creating sustainable living environments that can keep humans, animals, plants and insects living harmoniously together. I believe I achieved this on a small scale, using my own backyard.

This year I'd like to use all the things I learnt last year with the pageant and use my new passion for working with people of all different cultural backgrounds. I love traveling the world and experiencing life while meeting interesting individuals that inspire new ways of thinking.

Becoming Miss New Zealand 2011 will help me meet more of these people and expand my repertoire of cultural relations, which in turn will help further the development of future projects and the implementation of my goals.

This year I have developed my skills to promote positive change in today's society by proactively arranging group activities with my fellow pairs all driving towards the same common goals including being crowned Miss New Zealand 2011.

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Rosalie Taylor (Contestant 8)

Hi there! My name is Rosalie Cassandra Taylor, I'm 18 years old and I am from the beautiful city of Auckland.

I have just completed a course in Advanced Airline, Travel and Tourism combined with International Flight attending, and as it has always been my dream and goal to work in the tourism industry, I am proud to say that I am now stepping into the workforce as a Customer Direct Sales Consultant for Qantas Airways.

During my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, being outdoors and travelling.

I chose to join this pageant so I could build my self confidence, meet new people and overall take in a new experience. I saw that this pageant was a great opportunity and I knew that I could not pass it up!

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Lauren Mclaughlin (Contestant 7)

Hello New Zealand, My name is Lauren Mclaughlin. I am 19 years old and live on the North Shore in a wonderful place called Devonport, which is well known for it's historic buildings,beaches and New Zealand Naval Base.

I am currently studying Media and Communications. My Interest's include,Running,Touch Rugby,Dancing and going to the Gym. I love spending time with my family and friends and I have a outgoing friendly personality.

I am honored to be part of Miss New Zealand World "Beauty With a Purpose",as I would like to help young women build confidence,discover a heathly body image and feel empowered to make positive choices in life.

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Mianette Broekman (Contestant 6)

Hello New Zealand my name is Mianette Broekman and I am 22 years of age. I have a graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Auckland and I am currently in my 2nd year of law.

I am South African and have been living in New Zealand for nine years. I take pride in being a South African kiwi. I am one of four girls and family is very important to me. I am a strong believer in the saying that charity starts at home. First take care of your family and then take on the world.

I am honoured to be part of Miss World NZ 2011 because it presents me with the opportunity to hopefully represent New Zealand Internationally. It will also provide me with a platform to be able to raise awareness on child labour, child trafficking and child soldiers. These are all issues close to my heart. I am passionate about the rights of children because they are our future generation. If we don't take a stand and fight for them and their rights, then who will?

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Bronte Chadwick (Contestant 5)

My name is Bronte Chadwick, I am a 19 years old student and very proud to be here representing the Nature Coast - Kapiti/Horowhenua Region. I am originally from England and my parents moved my family here to New Zealand for the many wonderful lifestyle opportunities that this beautiful country has to offer.

From our beaches, rivers and ranges to our unique customs and kiwi culture, there is something to suit every demographic. With the amazing Flora and Fauna New Zealand has I think conserving our native beauty should be a high priority throughout the country. In November last year, I won the title of Miss Nature Coast 2010.

With my pageant platform I hope not only to endeavour to help keep and protect New Zealand's unique qualities for generations to enjoy, but also to inspire young girls to aim high and have the confidence in themselves to achieve their dreams.

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Claire Kirby (Contestant 4)

"You are an enigma!" I have heard this many times. A beauty queen, model and actress to some, a soldier to others, a student to more. I'm Claire Kirby and beneath the varied endeavours, I'm simply proud to be a born and bred Kiwi.

I was crowned Miss Earth New Zealand 2007 and experienced the pride of representing my country on the international stage. The doors this helped open in the modelling and film industries has been exciting.

I have been serving as a field engineer in the NZ Territorials for over two years now. This already has, and will continue, to create opportunities to actively serve my country and help others in need. I recently deployed to Christchurch to assist in the earthquake recovery.

I am studying a Bachelor of Communication majoring in Public Relations. I hope my degree will be a valuable tool in where I aim to succeed.

I look forward to continuing to serve and represent my country in the future, wherever opportunities arise. "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

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Nicole Tuinukuafe (Contestant 3)

Hello, my name is Nicole Tu'inukuafe and I am very proud and honoured to be a part of Ms New Zealand 2011. I am 17 years old, and I currently study at St Kentigern College. People often describe me as outgoing, friendly, caring and bubbly.

I come from a big family of 5 siblings. I believe family is very important and behind every successful person is a successful loving and supportive family. I hold my family very close to my heart. I am very grateful that my family supports and encourages me to pursue my ultimate dream of becoming Ms New Zealand 2011.

In life I like to make the most of opportunities given as I believe we are to live life to the fullest. I believe that if I were to win Miss New Zealand 2011 it would give me the opportunity to help children who are less fortunate them me especially in areas such as Christchurch. It would be an honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to do so.

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Candy Barry (Contestant 2)

My name is Candy Barry and I am 23 years old. I am originally from beautiful Tauranga but I am currently living in Hamilton for my final year of University. At the moment I am studying honours majoring in Marketing and Public Relations as a part of a Bachelor of Management Studies. It is my goal to graduate with first class honours before travelling the world.

I believe that the most important thing in life is passion. With passion you can achieve anything. Passion is like fuel for life.

My pageant platform is youth depression. I want to use my personal experiences to help the youth of today feel happy and confident within. I want to use my knowledge and experience to help inspire people to find their passion and achieve their dreams.

My environmental platform is to keep our coastlines and waterways free from pollution. Even something as simple as not dropping rubbish can make a huge impact on our beautiful and sacred environment.

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Charlene Weaver (Contestant 1)

Hello my name is Charlene Weaver; I am 18 years old and live in Central Auckland. I'm a first year student at Auckland University currently doing a Bachelor of Commerce studying business, commercial law, statistics and accounting which I aim to major in. I would love to be an accountant as I enjoy it and would one day love to be a part of my parents accounting business.

Outside of my university studies I enjoy keeping fit, dancing, reading and spending time with my family and friends, I also have a part time job in retail working at a boutique named Kookai.

In 2009 I won the title of Miss Philippines New-Zealand Asia Pacific which inspired me to do Miss New Zealand, my goal for this pageant is to just be myself, meet new people and be a good role model to other young girls.

My favourite quote is: "The biggest failure in life is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment," because I believe life is about having goals and dreams and persevering until you achieve them.

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Paulina Hernández Calderón was elected as Miss Tourism Queen International Mexico 2011

Road to Miss Tourism Queen International 2011

Miss TQI Mexico is 22-year old Paulina Hernández Calderón, from Baja California. The 1.72 m beauty will represent Mexico at the 2011 Miss Tourism Queen International contest, to take place in Guiyang (Guizhou), China, in July.

Special thanks and credits to GlobalBeuties & Señorita Rostro de México

Lucia del Cueto was elected as Miss Supranational Mexico 2011

Road to Miss Supranational 2011

Miss Supranational Mexico is 23-year old Lucia del Cueto, from Distrito Federal. She stands 1.78 m in height and will represent Mexico at the Miss Supranational 2011 contest to be held in Poland, August 27th.

Special thanks to GlobalBeauties & Señorita Rostro de México

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