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Lauralee Martinovich at Miss World, 1997 (4th of 4)

Lauralee Martinovich at Miss World, 1997

In 1997 New Zealand's representative at the Miss World contest was Lauralee Martinovich (right). She was first runner-up in the competition, making her one of New Zealand's more successful contestants on the international stage. Here, she is pictured with Miss World, Diana Hayden (Miss India, centre) and Miss South Africa, Jessica Motaung (left).

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 1960s to the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015