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Meet Tania Dawson Miss New Zealand 2016

Tania Dawson was crowned Miss New Zealand 2016 On 3 September 2016. She will have the opportunity to compete at Miss Universe 2016 on January 30, 2017 in the Philippines.
Tania completed a BA double major in Drama and film, television and media studies at UOA Graduate diploma in Secondary Teaching. she currently working as a Media, Drama and English teacher.

Photo Credit: Anybody Photography
Photo Credit: Anybody Photography

Dawson, who is part-Filipino, said her background played a big role in taking part. "My mother spent years encouraging me to enter. In the Philippines, pageants are regarded as a family honour and there is a huge amount of respect for them.

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“Historically, a Miss Universe New Zealand winner became an instant celebrity and we will return that status to the title,” says Miss Universe New Zealand Executive Director, Nigel Godfrey. “The winner will enjoy a very busy and productive year-long reign working with both Miss Universe and Variety, the Children’s Charity.”

Tania Dawson, Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 - Photo credit: @andrewbignallinternationalphotographer
Tania Dawson, Miss Universe New Zealand 2016 - Photo credit: @andrewbignallinternationalphotographer

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