I am currently in my first year studying at Auckland University of Technology. I’m passionate about the business and hospitality industry – particularly baking delicious cakes and delicate desserts. I would love to open a cake and desert business of my own one day which is why I’m studying a Bachelor of Business. Before I open my own business, I would like to go into the management workforce to gain some experience. Last year I competed in Miss Auckland which was the first pageant I competed in. I very much enjoyed the charity side of the pageant as it helped me get more involved with the community and those in need. This pushed me into competing in Miss World New Zealand this year as it would give me a bigger platform to help more charities as well as expanding my confidence. I was Born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with my mother, father and younger sister at the age of 10 in 2008. I fell in love with New Zealand’s beautiful scenery and diverse culture as well as the kind hearted and welcoming people. I would love the opportunity to go overseas to represent New Zealand as I am so proud to call it my home.