Avianca Bohm, the Miss Howick contestant at the Miss Universe New Zealand 2012 contest, searches for answers on her smartphone to questions she thought she might be asked. Bohm was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand but not long after her win it transpired that she was not a New Zealand citizen, something the contest's eligibility criteria required. After some discussion, the organisers of the pageant decided that Bohm could keep her title, pending the finalisation of her citizenship application. However, Bohm failed in her bid for citizenship and so lost the title, which was awarded to the runner-up on the night, Talia Bennett.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Ross Giblin
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.
Tāpiritia te tākupu hou