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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Photograph by Alexander Joe
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