Estelle Curd was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2018 at the conclusion of the pageant held August 4 at the Skycity Theater in Auckland. She will represent New Zealand at the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand this December.
Curd is 27 years old, a masters degree holder and a CRM, HR and H&S manager from Auckland. She competed for the same title back in 2014.
Curd takes the keys to a new Citroën C3 for the year of her reign, along with prizes from Caithy Organics, Arture, Beau Visage, Lovelysmiles, Nygle Skincare, and couturier Sidney Eculla, among others.
Milena Taryan, an Armenian-born New Zealander from Wellington, was runner-up. Ms Taryan, 26, is a dental assistant and ballroom dance teacher. Lucy Brock, 23, placed second runner-up.