I was born and raised in Whanganui and work as a news reporter and presenter at M¨¡ori Television. Working for a national news organisation gives me a voice to share untold stories and build awareness about issues that affect New Zealanders. I’m also very honoured to be able to speak te reo as it helps me feel connected to our indigenous culture.
Being involved in pageants since the age of 15 has provided me with a strong platform to build awareness about charities I’m passionate about, including Annie’s Lifeline, The Key to Life run by Mike King and the Ronald McDonald House. This year I also visited Malaysia and took part in
events to build awareness around breast and cervical cancer; both common cancers affecting women around the world.
What I love the most about Miss World is that it is much more than just beauty; it is about helping others. That is why I have entered for a second time to work towards my dream to take part in Miss World and help others on an international scale. I would like to use the platform to develop my own project to help children and youth affected by sexual or physical abuse as I was once a victim myself. Another passion of mine is health and fitness. Last year I challenged myself and entered my first bikini bodybuilding competition. The journey taught me how to stay disciplined and how to
maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
If I had the privilege of becoming MWNZ I would work my hardest to represent NZ to my best ability. I would like to say thank you to the MWNZ organisation and judges for the opportunity, as
well as my wh¨¡nau and friends for their support.