New Zealand at Miss World

New Zealand has contested 46 Miss World pageants since that pageant's inception in 1952. No New Zealander has won the Miss World title, although two have placed first runner-up.

The peak of the national pageant's popularity was in the 1980s when the event was televised on TVNZ. Interest waned in the 1990s as the contests suffered from political correctness, faced opposition from feminists and struggled to gain sponsorship. From 2005-2007 no national pageant was held; in 2007 an Auckland community trust bought the franchise and the pageant was held to select the country's representative to Miss World 2008 was held in May 2008.


Year Name City Placement Awards Notes
2008 Kahurangi Taylor Pukeoware
2007 Stephanie Maria Dods Auckland
2005 Kay Anderson Auckland Top 15 Beach Beauty
2004 Amber Peebles
2003 Melanie Paul Top 20
2002 Rachel Huljich Auckland
2001 Amie Hewett
2000 Katherine Allsopp-Smith
1999 Coralie Warburton
1998 Tanya Hayward
1997 Lauralee Martinovich 1st runner-up
1995 Sarah Brady
1994 Shelley Edwards
1993 Nicola Brighty
1992 Karly Kinnaird
1991 Lisa Maree de Montalk Semi-finalist

1990 Adele Kenny 4th runner-up
1989 Helen Rowney
1988 Lisa Corban 3rd runner-up
1987 Karyn Meltcaf
1986 Sheri Burrow
1985 Claire Glenister
1984 Barbara McDowell
1983 Maria Sando
1982 Susan Jane Mainland
1981 Raewyn Marcroft
1980 Vicky Lee Hemi Fifth runner-up
1979 Nicola Duckworth
1978 Lorian Dawn Tangney
1977 Michele Jean Hyde
1976 Anne Clifford
1975 Janet Nugent
1974 Sue Nicholson Semi-finalist
1973 Pamela King Semi-finalist
1972 Kristine Allan
1971 Linda Ritchie
1970 Glenys Treweek
1969 Carole Robinson Semi-finalist
1968 Christine Antunovic
1967 Pamela McLeod
1966 Heather Gettings
1965 Gay Phelps Semi-finalist
1964 Lyndal Ursula Cruikshank 4th runner-up
1963 Elaine Miscall 1st runner-up
1962 Maureen Te Rangi Rere I Waho Kingi
1961 Leone Mary Main
1956 Jeannette de Montalk

Miss Universe

The delegates who represented New Zealand at Miss World 1991-1995 also represented New Zealand at Miss Universe the year after they competed at Miss World. The only one of these delegates to place at Miss World was Lisa Marie de Montaulk, who was a semi-finalist in both pageants.


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