New Zealand opens gates to Miss Universe aspirants for 2018

09 Feb 2018 | Angelique Reyes

New Zealanders have contested 44 Miss Universe pageants since its inception in 1952 and are one of 33 countries to win the title. After no entrants were sent to Miss Universe in 2004 and 2005, a new national pageant, Miss Universe New Zealand, was created in 2006.

It’s your chance to be a part of this legacy. Miss New Zealand 2018 has opened its doors to the aspirants of the crown. The winner will get crowned and succeed Harlem Cruz Miss New Zealand 2017. The winner will then go on to represent New Zealand at the prestigious Miss Universe 2018 competition.


New Zealand opens gates to Miss Universe aspirants for 2018

(Photo Credit - Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia Instagram Official)

Harlem-Cruz was born and raised in Kahungunu, NZ and teaches at Te Kupenga o te Matauranga kohanga reo in Onekawa. During the Miss Universe New Zealand Competition, she won the Entrepreneurial Challenge.



Here’s what you need to do to enter Miss Universe New Zealand 2018. According to their official site:

This is the first part of your journey. It's great to have you on board!

To enter this competition you must be female, a New Zealand citizen lived here as your permanent and primary residence, and that you intend to make New Zealand your permanent home for at least six months before the final. (You can have attended college or university elsewhere during part or all of that period.) You must be at least 18 and under 28 as of January 1, 2018 (that means your birthday is between January 2, 1990, and January 1, 2000). And, you must not have been married or have given birth to a child.

Here’s what you next need to do to register:

Please attach three photographs of yourself here. These are for us to reference, and may be used as an initial profile shot to be released on to our Facebook page. One photo should be full-length, one should be head-and-shoulders, and the other might of you in a natural setting, e.g. on holiday or with friends. They do not need to be professionally shot.

Apply to the prestigious contest if you think you can take the responsibility to represent your nation at the Miss Universe 2018.