Estelle Curd Crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2018
Estelle Curd was crowned as Miss Universe New Zealand 2018 on August 3, 2018. She succeeds Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia as the new Miss Universe New Zealand and will now represent New Zealand at Miss Universe 2018, hoping to succeed Demi Leigh Nel Peters of South Africa as the next Miss Universe.
During the same event, Milena Taryan was titled as the first runner up, Lucy Brock was adjudged as the second runner up, Jewel Harris was announced as the third runner up and Nurul Shamsul finished as the fourth runner up.
New Zealand has been participating at Miss Universe pageant since 1954 and has won one Miss Universe crown under the courtesy of Lorraine Downes, who was crowned as Miss Universe 1983. Lisa Maree de Montalk was the last representative from New Zealand to place at Miss Universe pageant in the semi-finals in 1992.