I’m 22 years old and hail from little old Pukekohe.
I’ve lived in Pukekohe for 17 years, prior to that I lived with my parents in Wales and Bath, in the UK.
I attended St Joseph’s Primary School until year 6 and then St Mary’s College in Ponsonby from year 7 to 13. At both primary and high school, I was awarded prizes for speech giving and drama performances. At high school I was a part of three Stage Challenge competitions, the school band for saxophone and orchestra for violin. Performing has been a part of my life since I was 6, when I started dancing in Pukekohe. With ballet, contemporary and jazz dancing under my belt, I dove into Miss Auckland and loved every moment of it! Experiencing a new way of performance has been a wonderful breath of fresh air. I understand that we’re all in a competition but the girls I’ve met along my journey have become friends and sisters that I will have a special sort of bond with for years to come. I’m very excited to see what comes of our crowning ceremony and revel in the idea of representing our beautiful country overseas! I’ve loved raising money for Annie’s LifeLine over the past couple of months, I know that New Zealand’s teen suicide rate is one of the highest in the world and doing all that I can to help even one person has been so wonderful.
I’d like to continue to support Annie’s LifeLine after Miss New Zealand! I’d like to use my knowledge of fundraising and the connections I’ve made to also raise money for children in need of surgeries they cannot afford or have been denied due to lack of emergent status. During this process I’ve been embracing my differences more than ever to bring something completely different to Miss World New Zealand, I hope to stay true to who I am and how I look, with my bright red hair and practically transparent skin, I hope to share my uniqueness with you!