Fri 10 May 2019

Second title for Leia

Leia Edmond's winning run has continued.  First the 18 year old graduated from WITT's Makeup & Skincare 3+2 course with the title of Top Student.  Then in February, she became the second WITT graduate in three years to be crowned Miss Taranaki.  Now she has added the Miss Teen New Zealand title to her name.  

Leia won the title at a pageant in Tuakau at the end of April.

New Plymouth's Makaia Singh was Second runner up in Miss Team New Zealand and Lainey Chard - another former WITT student - was named Miss Teen Supermodel New Zealand 2019.  Courtney Pierce, Miss Teen Taranaki won the National Costume award.

All four came from Lois Finderup's Turning Point modelling agency.

Leia now works part-time at Farmers in the health and beauty department.  “It’s awesome that my course from last year has lead me to a job that I enjoy,” she said.

 And she said she was grateful to Lois Finderup.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunities she has provided.”


Pictured: Leia (left) and Lainey (right) pictured with Miss Teen New Zealand 2018, Hamilton’s Katelyn Moulden.