Miss New Zealand 2024 is Samantha Poole

Samantha Poole bested 11 other finalists to be crowned Miss New Zealand 2024 (Miss International New Zealand 2024) on Sunday, May 5 at Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna Beach.

The 21-year-old model and digital design graduate of Auckland University of Technology will represent New Zealand at Miss International 2024 in Tokyo, Japan later this year.

"What an incredible night. I'm so grateful for all the messages and kind words, thank you for all the support. It all still feels surreal, but everyone on that stage had worked so hard to be there," she wrote on social media.

Rovelyn Milford was named first runner-up and Miss Supranational New Zealand 2025. She is expected to participate in Miss Supranational 2025 in Poland.

Sharlene Sharma, the second runner-up and Miss Intercontinental New Zealand 2024 will go to the Miss Intercontinental 2024 competition later this year.

Maria Anna Franchezca Cabatay and Charlotte Meiklejohn were announced as the third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Sunday's glittering event also culminated with 26-year-old Inge Carolus taking home the title of Miss Auckland 2024.

The new Miss New Zealand succeeds last year's winner Georgia Waddington who now holds the title of Miss Charm New Zealand 2024 and will compete in the Miss Charm 2024 pageant.

Photo: Samantha Poole / Instagram

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