MISS WORLD NEW ZEALAND - last 5 years
While we await the Miss Universe NZ 2012 candidates to emerge - lets take a look at the last five Miss New Zealand's to compete at Miss World. Each representative has three pics - a head shot, candid shot and a glam shot. My assessments below each.
Miss NZ 2007: Stephanie Dods
Stephanie was a young 16 year old Miss Teen NZ who represented us at Miss World 2007 - while too young at the time, she is now a 21 year old model living on the Gold Coast in Australia. Her candid shot is absolutely exquisite and she shows a feline, sultry, dark beauty. The type to drive poets to insanity through her elusive stunning power. Her headshot shows a classic Oriental/Euro look. I'd love to see her try out for Miss Universe NZ as with age, she has definately matured like a fine wine.
Candid: 9.8 Headshot: 9.72 Glam: 9.38
Ranking: Fourth Equal
Key words: Feline/Sultry
Miss NZ 2008: Kahurangi Waititi
Kahurangi was another young teen who represented us at Miss World 2008 and placed in the Top 20 Beach Beauty Competition. She also represented NZ at Miss Model of the World in China. Very tall and over 6 foot - Kahurangi possesses a beauty of character and mana (Maori word for prestige or pride) as she is fluent in the Maori language and has been raised with strong cultural values. Not a conventional beauty - she comes across in different ways from demure, to dusky, mysterious to womanly and natural. She has been featured in many websites for Maori education go getters. Her glam shot is classic, beautiful body and easy glow, her headshot softens her angles and really draws attention to her eyes and cheekbones, her candid is at a modelling show but underlines her natural grace and elegance.
Glam: 9.64 Headshot: 9.67 Candid: 9.59
Ranking: Fourth Equal
Key words: Cultural Values/Unconventional
Miss NZ 2009: Magdalena Schoeman
Magdalena represented NZ at Miss World 2009 and was considered by many pageant watchers in with a chance for making the Top 20 - which she failed to do. She arrived at the turning point of pageant watching - when bloggers, Facebook and Youtube were capitalised on by Magdalena to maximise her global profile. She started off with a strong natural beauty - classic face, dark haired, porcelain skin with modelling shots showing off her natural attributes. She began to morph into a strong beauty queen as her image and presentation was upped to higher standards - and I still believe has the ability to win Miss Universe NZ and compete strongly overseas. Her glam shot is an upside down pic - which really is testament to her that she still brings forth an inner radiance. Her headshot is sublime - my favourite and captures her extreme beauty. Her candid also captures her inner magic and blends beautifully with her exterior appearance.
Glam: 9.78 Headshot: 9.85 Candid: 9.77
Ranking: First place
Key words: Inner Radiance/Extreme Beauty
Miss NZ 2010: Cody Yerkovich
Cody represented NZ at Miss World 2010 and was not a finalist. Her beauty comes from a rich cultural heritage interweaving Maori with Dalmation ancestry (interesting mix during colonial times in strong Maori areas like Kaitaia). She is tall and has an enigmatic beauty - sometimes she appears ethereal, other times young, naive, or on the other hand incredibly sexy and vampish. Cody is growing into her beauty and I think was not ready for the world stage - perhaps in a few years she could make a fine return. Her glam shot screams VIXEN - a body to die for, she looks unbelievably hot. Her headshot is pretty but not strong enough and she needs more work here to carve out her personality. Her candid is at MIss World, her pose looking a bit too overdone. Cody's power is in its simplicity. In this case, less would have been more.
Glam: 9.87 Headshot: 9.69 Candid: 9.39
Ranking: 3rd Place
Miss NZ 2011: Mianette Broekman
Mianette represented NZ at Miss World 2011 and surprised even my own predictions by overall ranking in the Top 30 and placing as a Beach Beauty finalist. Her beauty is a mercurial one. Sometimes, she looks exotic and stunning, other times she can come across as a little plain. What DOES seem to emanate consistently from her though is a gentle, humble warmth and a simple grace that does shine through. Her candid is a sweet one - she is snapped helping out at a local gelato store (she is a good sport), her headshot is beautiful and also unnerving in a way, and her candid shows glamour plus on the red carpet. She is a beauty that evolves.
Candid: 9.72 Headshot:9.78 Glam: 9.79
Ranking: 2nd Place
Keywords: Mercurial/Emanating Warmth
1. Magdalena 9.80
2. Mianette 9.76
3. Cody 9.65
4= Stephanie/Kahurangi 9.63
Best Candid: Stephanie 9.8
Best Headshot: Magdalena 9.85
Best Glam: Cody 9.87
Stay tuned for battle of Miss Universe NZ from the last five years!