Beauty Talks with Miss Earth New Zealand 2018 finalist Jzayla Hughey

26 Mar 2018 | Priya Bhardwaj

Beauty Talks with Miss Earth New Zealand 2018 finalist Jzayla Hughey


Miss Earth New Zealand is slowly bringing out all its contestants for the world to see. These girls are here to make a change, and each and every one of them is in full preparation mode for their competition.

It’s necessary that you find out more about these girls before you which one you want to support. So here we reveal the personality of the beautiful Jzayla Hughey in an exclusive interview, talking about her dreams, and advocacies. 

Q. How does it feel to be a delegate of Miss Earth New Zealand 2018?

Very exciting as this journey has already been so fulfilling.  I feel it is a great responsibility to share my new knowledge with those around me and to be the best role model I possibly can be. 


Q. What is the best lesson you’ve learnt that has shaped your life?

Always challenge yourself and don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone!  It is important to set goals, chase your dreams and never ever give up. 


Q. What is the one thing that keeps you going and inspires you to be the best version of yourself?

I am fortunate enough to have a positive attitude and strong resilience.  My family keeps me going as they are supportive and encouraging in every decision I make.


Q. Other than the Miss earth New Zealand crown, what do you want to achieve from this competition?

Being a part of this pageant has allowed me to build amazing friendships and participate in new experiences and community activities such as eco gardening.  By expanding my knowledge in environmental issues I feel I have more confidence in advocating for change. 


Beauty Talks with Miss Earth New Zealand 2018 finalist Jzayla Hughey


Q. How would you like to represent yourself at the national stage at Miss Earth New Zealand 2018?

It would be wonderful for the general audience to be able to relate to me in a way that encourages them to make simple changes to protect the environment. 


Q. Who is your ideal and what values of theirs do you wish you could inculcate in your own life, and teach the next generation?

I admire anyone who starts from the bottom and works hard to get their way to the top while remaining genuine and humble.  Barrack Obama has always devoted his time to bettering the community even before his reign as President.  He began advocating for civil rights as a community organiser,  until attending Law school to build his knowledge and ability to do more for the community.  As President he continued to advocate for civil rights, healthcare, the environment and many more important causes. Everyone has the potential to do something good for our community.  


Q. If you could be invisible for a day, how would you like to spend it?

Setting all caged and tortured animals free.  I was encouraged by my time spent at the Big Cat Rescue in Florida where caged and injured animals were rescued and habilitated. 


Q. Would you like to share your most special childhood memory with us?

Being part of an ABC kid’s game show with my sister and best friend, which was (embarrassingly) broadcasted every year until I was in high school!  


Q. What is your advocacy; can you tell us more about it?

My advocacy is to Think Global and Act Local, encouraging people to decrease their carbon footprint as they go throughout their day.  Even the most simple steps can make a significant contribution such as using reusable grocery bags and reducing household waste.


Q. What is the one thing you can label as your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate every day, eek!


Q. We’re sure that this competition is just another milestone in your life. What is that one thing that you consider your life goal?

I want to be able to make my mark in the film industry.  I hope to fulfil this by taking every opportunity I can, not being afraid to fail, keeping my family and friends close and giving back as much as I can.


Q. If you are granted 3 wishes right now, what would you ask for?

1. A cure for every disease.  2. World acceptance of human differences.  3. To be with all my family overseas for a big happy reunion!


Q. Lastly, is there any message that you would like to give to your fans of Angelopedia?

Always find a way to give back and protect the community so our future generations can enjoy the world we have around us today.  For example, let’s take simple steps now and break the cycle of New Zealanders using 40,000 lightweight plastic bags every hour.