Lydia Smit to represent New Zealand at 60th Miss International pageant

04 Mar 2022 | Camilla Suarez

Taking over the position of Sydney Faye Batters, Lydia Smit is designated as Miss International New Zealand, as the winner of Miss New Zealand 2022 and will be representing New Zealand in the 60th Miss International pageant.

Lydia is 24 years-old and stands 181cm tall. She is a professional public speaker and graduated with an honours degree in Management, specializing in International Management. Lydia works for Mevo Limited, New Zealand’s leading and fastest-growing car share company. Its mission is to create beautiful & more livable cities by offering a better alternative to private car ownership with a strong environmental focus.



After winning the national title, the diva took to her social media to share, “What a wild day and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so excited to start my journey as Miss International New Zealand 2022 and head off to internationals later this year! I can’t wait for what is to come!”

In late 2020, Sydney Faye was crowned as Miss New Zealand 2020 and will be representing New Zealand at Miss International 2020 stage. Unfortunately the Miss International pageant was postponed to the 2021 edition, which was again cancelled amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the 60th Miss International Beauty Pageant, will now be held in the fall of 2022.

Through their slogan ‘Cheer All Women’, the organization is still committed on pursuing the goal of supporting all women, and continuing with the legacy of this beauty pageant, which is “to promote friendship and goodwill with other countries in the world” and the “realization of world peace through international exchange”.