Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 : Info

Miss Universe New Zealand 2016was held on September 3’ 2016. The Miss Universe New Zealand pageant aims at bringing the MU New Zealand pageant in to the 21st century by applying integrity and transparency to the competition. 23 years old Tania Pauline Dawson has been crowned as the winner of Miss Universe New Zealand 2016.

The Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 pageant started with over 250 applicants registering for the pageant. Out of the 250 applicants, only 50 girls were shortlisted to move ahead in the pageant for the qualifiers. After much training and competing through a series of different tier Preliminary Competition, 20 finalists were shortlisted to move ahead in the chase to become the next Miss Universe New Zealand.

The Top 20 finalists of Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 were –

Sarah Jane Adams

Seresa Lapaz

Jolita Gray

Gabrielle Kerdemelidis

Elizabeth Lorimer

Camilla Hand

Jasjot Kaur

Emma Nielsen

Milena Taryan

Simrat Gill

Rebecca Hooker

Tijana Selak

Brittany Rees –Thomas

Jade Norman

Hannah Jackson

Erinmarie Phillips

Tania Dawson

Tamsyn Cornwall

Larissa Allen

Hannah McCabe

“Historically, a Miss Universe New Zealand winner became an instant celebrity and we will return that status to the title,” says Miss Universe New Zealand Executive Director, Nigel Godfrey. “The winner will enjoy a very busy and productive year-long reign working with both Miss Universe and Variety, the Children’s Charity.”

The Miss Universe New Zealand pageant was created in the year 2006 after no delegates were sent to Miss Universe in 2004 and 2005. The country won its first Miss Universe title in the year 1983 under the representation of Lorraine Downes. The only Top 5 placement that the country has won was in the year 1980 when Delyse Nottle was titled second runner-up.

In 1962, 1981 and in 1992 New Zealand had three semi-finalists placements. New Zealand is one of only 12 countries to win two or more Miss Photogenic awards, won by Carole Robinson (1969) and Delyse Nottle (1980).

 

Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 pageant info

 

Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 Pageant Info