Above Priyani Puketapu (Miss Wellington) and Danelle Kaukau (Miss Horowhenua), wreath-layers at the Cathedral. After liaising with the RSA, which in turn liaised with the Dean of Wellington Cathedral, and the Mayor and the Wellington City Council, this year's Miss Universe New Zealand...

The other TVNZ connection with the pageant is the MC on Sunday night, Matt McLean, who will present the show alongside Zeisha Frémaux, singer and a Miss Universe New Zealand 2010 finalist. This year's event at Farmers was slightly different from 2010's, where each contestant had a different...

Come Friday, fellow judge Evana Patterson will join me and take some of the burden off, as will Salute Hair and Day Spa's Carl Manderson. Dina Janse van Rensburg arrives Saturday and former Miss New Zealand Laural Barrett on Sunday. Tickets for the final night are still available.—Jack Yan,...

Charlotte Webb Top Talia Bennett (Miss North Harbour) and Isabelle Pearson (Miss Great South Vets) with the children at Johnsonville Mall. Above Danelle Kaukau (Miss Horowhenua). Below Isabelle Pearson with a young fan. Charlotte Webb Time has flown this week for the Miss Universe New...

Tuesday proved to be the busiest day for the Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 contestants, with visits to Parliament (with my neighbour Murray as the tour guide), Te Papa (with a very energetic guide, Lucy—and with thanks to Bridget MacDonald for her assistance), the Kilmarnock Heights Home,...

Vivienne Gulla, RPN9 News Watch Reporter Click here to see what happened to Vivienne Gulla in her journey to Miss Philippines Earth 2011... When one of my co-workers at RPN News Watch made the announcement that she was joining Miss Philippines Earth 2011, jaws had to be picked up off the...

Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu joined us today, too, with her first official function at Johnsonville, and spoke of her trips to Brazil, Singapore and South Korea during her reign. We also paid a visit to Bella Bloom, the official florist of Miss Universe New Zealand 2012,...

And now for the MAIN EVENT: Here's a peak of Day One's Designers and their Collections... Nicholas K Loved this collection, the grunge layered look reminescent of the 90's (in a good way) held true thoughout. BCBGMAXAZRIA Honestly Max, the clothes are constructed beautifully......

Pasarela de Miss Universo VDL: ¿How many girls will fight for the title? GEG: After 2 casting calls, the 15 best candidates will be chosen to participate in Pasarela Universo (Miss Universe Catwalk) but only one of them will become the spanish representative of Leila Lopes, Miss...

an enlarged judging panel this year by Samantha Hannah, former fashion editor of this magazine; May Davis, runner-up to Miss South Africa some years back, returning to the mix; Carl Manderson, the wonderful Salute salon owner and a talented hairstylist in his own right; Danijela Unkovich,...

 

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