South African named Miss New Zealand
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:42a.m.
A South Africa-born 22-year-old woman will represent New Zealand at the Miss Universe competition later this year after being crowned in Wellington yesterday.
Miss Howick, Avianca Bohm, fended off nine other contestants, including last year's runner-up, to win the pageant.
The holder of a fashion diploma, she designed many of the outfits she wore during the week-long event.
"Avianca is best equipped to handle the international setting of Miss Universe, and that helped put her into the top place," lead judge Jack Yan said.
Miss North Harbour, Talia Bennett, was runner-up for a second successive year after losing out to Priyani Puketapu in 2011.
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23/06/2012 9:51:11 a.m.
I believe Avian shouldn't give up her position as Miss New Zealand because you don't know her personality,you just judge her like judging a book by the cover,at least SHE is supporting NZ and SHE got us (NZ) this far. Hi my name is Kirsten and I'm a New Zealander and I've met Avianca she seems like the perfect example for the kids and i know because she has had a rough child hood and now look at her she's amazing so know YOU see my point of view and you have changed your mind of Avianca.
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