Tashan Kapene crowned Miss Earth New Zealand 2019

13 Apr 2019 | Angelique Reyes

At the conclusion of Miss Earth New Zealand 2019 held tonight at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Center, Mt Wellington, Auckland, Tashan Kapene was crowned the new queen. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss Earth New Zealand 2018 Jzayla Hughey. Tashan will now represent New Zealand in the upcoming Miss Earth 2019.


Tashan Kapene crowned Miss Earth New Zealand 2019


The 19-year-old Tashan advocates for animals and against stopping animal cruelty especially Dolphins as it is her favourite sea creature. She also actively participates in cleaning marathons and spreads awareness about clean and healthy environments.

The newly crowned queen's court included - 

Miss Air New Zealand 2019 - Aashna Saxena

Miss Water New Zealand 2019 - Simran Madan

Miss Fire New Zealand 2019 - Charlotte Chapman-Kete

Nine contestants who competed for the national title were Lara Anderson, Simran Madan, India Holder, Charlotte Kete, Leah Wharerau, Aashna Saxena, Brooke Warrington, Shanae Mercer, Lily Spiers and Tashan Kapene.


Tashan Kapene crowned Miss Earth New Zealand 2019


A number of special awards were also handed out to the contestants - 

Best Production Number: Lara Anderson

Best in National Costume: Charlz Chapman-Kete

Best in Swimwear - Lily Spiers

Best in Evening Wear - Simran Madan

Best Judge Interview - Aashna Saxena

Best in Talent - Simran Madan

Best Environmental Video - Aashna Saxena

Best in Congeniality - Simran Madan

Most Photogenic - Aashna Saxena

Along with the crown, Tashan has also won numerous other prizes such as Entry to the worldwide finals of Miss Earth 2019, Accommodation and activities during her time at Miss Earth, One year's supply of wailife water and the opportunity of becoming a brand ambassador for WaiLife water, One year's worth of beauty treatments provided by Skin Revolution, Custom made evening gown to wear to the worldwide Miss Earth final night made by Olivia Dress Studios, Hua Hin, Thailand, Custom made National Costume wear during the Miss Earth competition made by Nicole Schmidt of Forgotten Locket, Three evening gowns provided by Bharani of Lakshry Fashions to take for the duration of her time at Miss Earth, Jewelry set provided by Apatite Fashion Jewellery, Cosmetics provided by Lin Evans Keo - Younique Consultant, Photoshoot package with Andrew Bignall - International Headshots Photographer and a pair of Sunglasses provided by So Extra Sunglasses.