Abby Sturgin was crowned as Miss Earth New Zealand 2017 on 27th May 2017. She was crowned by Miss Earth New Zealand 2016 Janelle Nicholas Wright. In the same event, Zoom Fitton was crowned as Miss Earth New Zealand Air 2017. Nicole Gomes was crowned as Miss Earth New Zealand Water 2017. Ayu Candradewi was crowned as Miss Earth New Zealand Fire 2017. Abby will now represent New Zealand at Miss Earth 2017.
The winner Abby Sturgin is studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountig and Management at AUT.
She likes outdoor sports, exercise, etc.
New Zealand has been participating since the inception of the Miss Earth pageant, with exception of 2002. However, not a single contestant from the country has bagged a placement. Even in Miss World, New Zealand is not doing particularly well. The last high placement of the country in the pageant was 1st Runner-up in Miss World 1997 where Lauralee Martinovich finished second to Diana Hayden. The last major success of the country in Miss Universe was achieved by Lorraine Downes who won Miss Universe 1983. Will Abby Sturgin become the first Kiwi beauty to place in Miss Earth?
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