Check out the profile of Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 finalists. The finale will be held on May 1st, 2011.
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Cassie Matthews: Miss Auckland
Cassie is 20, 5 ft 8 in. She is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in public relations. Cassie works part-time in the fashion industry. Her interests include modelling, painting, designing, and speaking French. Cassie’s ambition is to one day own a PR company and to become a fashion editor.
Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Contestants
Georgia Easter: Miss Christchurch
Georgia is 20, 5 ft 9 in. She studied at the New Zealand Institute of Sport and is a fully qualified personal trainer. Georgia also models part-time. Her interests include health, nutrition, fitness, painting, and make-up artistry.
Miss Clinic 42 Samantha Papp
Samantha is 19, 5 ft 8 in. She is in her second year studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in criminology, film, television and media studies. She is also studying a Bachelor of Laws. Samantha’s interests include drama, make-up artistry, and Pilates. Her ambition is to become a criminal defence lawyer.
Miss Great South Vets Isabelle Pearson
Isabelle is 24, 5 ft 7 ½ in. She works part-time for her sponsor as a veterinarian nurse and enjoys her voluntary work with the SPCA. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts, majoring in sculpture. Isabelle’s interests include fine jewellery design, horse eventing, and painting with watercolours. Her ambition is to launch her own inspired jewellery brand.
Miss Horowhenua Danelle Kaukau
Danelle is 20, 5 ft 7 in. She is currently employed as an underwriter for New Zealand Insurance. Upon completing her insurance and finance diplomas, she wishes to further her studies towards a degree in business and finance. Danelle aspires to be an ambassador for younger insurance professionals. Her interests include fashion, modelling, learning German, yoga, cooking, sport and nutrition. Danelle’s motto is ‘Strive for excellence through professionalism, hard work and determination.’
Miss Howick Courtney Ramsdale
Courtney is 19, 5 ft 9 in. She is in her second year studying a Bachelor of Communications degree. Courtney works part-time in fashion and her interests include languages, writing, music, dance and fitness. Her ambition is to become a television news reporter.
Miss Hutt Valley Ashley Bradley
Ashley is 20, 5 ft 9 in. She is a contract administrator. Her interests include surfing, volleyball, travel and she is a yoga enthusiast. Ashley aspires to being a role model to other young women and to take her passion for fitness and yoga to a level where others can benefit.
Miss Manawatu Jasmine Robertson
Jasmine is 21, 5 ft 9 in. She is a student at Massey University, completing postgraduate studies in business. Jasmine works part-time on an equestrian stud farm as an equine breeding assistant. Her interests include competitive horse-riding, yoga, and swimming. Jasmine’s ambition is to embark on a career as a breeding manager on a thoroughbred stud farm.
Miss Mondo Travel Laura Allen
Laura is 21, 5 ft 7 in. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Sociology and Art History. She is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Auckland. Her interests include history, travel, and cooking. Laura aspires to work within corrections, specifically, helping women and disadvantaged youth.
Miss North Harbour Talia Bennett
Talia is 22, 5 ft 8 in. She completed her Bachelor of Property and is now working as a commercial property valuer. Talia aspires to specialize in the development of retirement villages and care facilities throughout New Zealand, providing for the ageing population. Her interests include yoga, health and nutrition, tennis, baking, and fashion.
Miss The Steps Dental Care Lauren Mann
Lauren is 22, 5 ft 11 in. She is a personal assistant with a marketing and international business degree. Lauren is a keen sportsperson with a particular passion for water sports. She also loves to travel and explore new horizons.
Miss Tend-a-Foot Nancy Yan
Nancy is 23, 5 ft 7 in. She has completed a Bachelor of Engineering with first-class honours. Nancy is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and aspires to utilizing her engineering skills and medical knowledge to contribute to the development of health care. Nancy’s other interests include charitable activities, reading, cooking, fashion and Chinese literature.
Miss Wellington Priyani Puketapu
Priyani is 20, 5 ft 8 in. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in journalism. Priyani also enjoys part-time promotional work. Her interests include dancing, modelling and caring for animals at the Horowhenua Animal Shelter. Priyani’s ambition is to become a New Zealand television presenter.
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