AYASU SHAHIN

AYASU SHAHIN


Age: 20

Height: 168cm

Hometown: Dunedin

Hobbies:
– Reading
– Guitar
– Cooking
– Volunteering

Official sponsors: Hansan Vietnamese Restaurant

I am a student from Dunedin. I am proud and excited to be competing in the Miss World New Zealand 2017 pageant. The core purpose of this pageant, Beauty with a Purpose, is in essence the reason I have chosen to compete. I am proud to be part of an organization that has raised thousands of dollars worldwide for various charities and helped change the lives of those in need while allowing contestants to become empowered and strong women. This year’s chosen charity allows us to support victims of domestic and sexual violence which makes the pageant very meaningful and important to me. My pageant journey began when I competed in Miss Teenager New Zealand in 2016, where I placed 1st Runner-up. I then decided to further expand my journey by joining Miss World New Zealand and I am so grateful for the experience that I have had so far. I am lucky enough to have been surrounded by amazing women with caring hearts that have become like a family to me. They make this journey worthwhile and allow it to become a journey of friendship, hard work and support for each other. While I am excited to see the final product of our efforts, I see the build-up to it as being the real reward – the hours spent rehearsing, fundraising, trying to find support, all while having fun and creating a growing bond with the girls. Miss World New Zealand has given me a platform to grow as an individual while helping those less fortunate and I cannot wait to see all that is to come.’