Miss New Zealand x Mera Silk

Miss New Zealand x Mera Silk

We're super excited to share the amazing photoshoot that happened featuring the fabulous Miss New Zealand finalists and the luxurious silk collection by Mera Silk. It was a perfect fusion of beauty, elegance, and fashion that you won't want to miss!

Miss New Zealand Ltd. handpicked Mera Silk to collaborate on this exclusive photoshoot. The finalists of Miss New Zealand 2023 looked absolutely stunning in Mera Silk's silk garments.

The photoshoot was a visual treat, highlighting the versatility and sophistication of silk.

Are you ready to meet the captivating and talented Miss New Zealand finalists? These extraordinary women are shining examples of the beauty, grace, and talent that New Zealand has to offer. Get ready to be amazed as we unveil the captivating stories and accomplishments of these remarkable ladies.


Miss New Zealand Finalists Myra Mei and Georgia wearing Mera Silk


Alpha, a Filipino by blood but born in New Zealand, has developed a deep appreciation and love for the Maori culture, natural beauty, diversity, and opportunities that her country has to offer. Working closely within the community has given her valuable life experiences. Alpha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waikato, with a major in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. Her interests lie in addressing food waste and food poverty issues. Apart from her academic pursuits, Alpha is also passionate about composing songs on the piano and guitar, and she is currently working towards achieving her Black Belt in Jushin-Ryu Karate.

Miss New Zealand Contestant Alpha wearing Mera Silk Parvati Kaftan

(Alpha wearing Mera Silk Parvati Kaftan Dress in Black



Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education and a minor in Spanish. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Christian Ministry with a focus on Vocals. Maria actively volunteers with kids' holiday programs, church events, the Salvation Army, basketball camps, cancer fundraisers, and the Elevate Christian Disability Trust. She has a strong passion for basketball and dancing, and her diverse volunteer experiences showcase her commitment to serving the community and making a positive impact.

Maria wearing Mera Silk Paris Top (Maria wearing Mera Silk Paris top)



Georgia is a vibrant and free-spirited Instagram model who is deeply passionate about clean eating and fitness. When she's not whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen, she can be found immersing herself in nature and engaging in activities that promote mindfulness, strength, balance, and flexibility, such as Pilates. As a graduate of The International Travel College of New Zealand, Georgia nurtures her love for travel, meeting new people, and immersing herself in diverse cultures. She also aligns with charitable organizations that focus on mental health, and as a young woman, she aims to inspire others to pursue their dreams and embrace their own power.

 Georgia wearing Mera Silk Hera Dress in Ivory

(Georgia wearing Mera Silk Hera Dress in Ivory)



Zaley is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing degree, having previously graduated as an Enrolled Nurse and gained valuable experience working in Dunedin before returning to her coastal hometown. With a rural upbringing on a farm, Zaley has a deep affinity for animals and enjoys horse riding. Growing up near the sea, she is also passionate about diving and has earned her certification in open-water diving. As a former competitor at waka ama nationals, Zaley continues to paddle for enjoyment. Despite facing adversity in her youth, Zaley's proudest achievement is her education, showcasing her determination and resilience.

 Zaley wearing Mera Silk Parvati Kaftan in Champagne

  (Zaley wearing Mera Silk Parvati Kaftan Dress in Champagne



Talia is a registered nurse who specializes in caring for the tiniest patients in the NICU. Her unwavering passion for helping people, regardless of their background or story, drives her work. In her free time, Talia indulges in her hobbies such as theatre, cooking, and traveling whenever possible. She is also actively expanding her language skills, currently learning Te Reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language, and French.

 Talia wearing Mera Silk Mira Wrap Dress and Emma Cami

(Talia wearing Mera Silk Mira Wrap Dress and Emma Cami)



Stacey values family above all else, as they have consistently inspired and supported her in overcoming life's challenges and pursuing her dreams. She is currently pursuing her dream career with Air New Zealand while also embarking on her own entrepreneurial journey, establishing a small business that specializes in beauty and personal care. Her business is dedicated to supporting individuals struggling with mental health, with a portion of each purchase donated to the I AM HOPE NZ charity. In her leisure time, Stacey indulges in her passion for traveling and exploring the breathtaking beauty of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Stacey wearing Mera Silk Anahita Kaftan

(Stacey wearing Anahita Kaftan in Sakura Print)



Myra-Mei is a family-oriented individual who finds joy in uplifting and empowering others to reach their fullest potential and pursue their aspirations. She currently holds the position of Cultural Prefect and is a year 12 student. Recently, she directed and produced Show Quest, leading her school team to secure first place in Waikato and second place in New Zealand. Myra-Mei's unwavering passion lies in performing arts, dance, fashion, and modeling. Her future goal is to obtain a scholarship to pursue her passion for dance or modelling at a renowned school overseas or in New Zealand.

Miss New Zealand Finalist Myra - Mei wearing Mera Silk

  (Myra-Mei wearing Mera Silk Hera Dress in Black)



Victoria, a distinguished graduate from the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science. She is currently working as a Laboratory Technician specializing in Drug Testing. During her free time, Victoria indulges in reading, playing volleyball (with regional representation for Waikato), and staying fit at the gym. She places a high value on her friendships and cherishes moments spent with family and friends. Victoria's insatiable thirst for learning and penchant for challenges make her constantly seek out new opportunities for personal growth.

 Victoria wearing Mera Silk Emma Slip Dress

(Victoria wearing Mera Silk Emma Slip Dress)



Advaita, a globetrotter who has lived in various parts of the world, currently resides in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her unwavering passion to serve has guided her academic pursuits, leading her to pursue an undergraduate degree in animal welfare and environmental health. Advaita is currently in the final year of her Masters of Audiology program and aspires to contribute to achieving health equity in the community through her clinical work. During her spare time, Advaita actively volunteers in animal welfare, including foster care and rescue work. She has also undergone training with Rape Prevention NZ on consent-related matters.


Miss New Zealand Contestant Advaita wearing Mera Silk Georgia Blouse  (Advaita wearing Mera Silk Georgia Blouse in Sage and Ruby Shorts)



Mutiara is a successful entrepreneur who owns Lunamoon, a business specializing in eyelash extensions. She prioritizes self-care and spends ample time at the gym, as it brings her joy. With a background as a former flight attendant, Mutiara has had the opportunity to travel the world and looks forward to further exploration. Apart from her business and travels, Mutiara enjoys gardening, baking, and has previously achieved success in pageants such as Miss Earth NZ in New Zealand.

 Mutiara wearing Mera Silk Tokyo Slip in Sage

(Mutiara wearing Mera Silk Tokyo Slip Dress in Sage)



Sophie is a passionate student currently pursuing online studies in creative marketing. During her free time, she indulges in various activities such as going to the gym, cooking, baking, and watching Netflix. She also has a keen interest in crystals and considers herself a thrill-seeker who loves to sing and have dance parties to start her mornings with energy. Sophie is a vocal advocate for mental health and wellness, drawing from her personal journey. Her biggest strength is her unwavering empathy and love for those around her.


Sophie wearing Mera Silk Tokyo Top

(Sophie wearing Mera Silk Paris Top with Amy Skirt)



Emma, the reigning Miss Auckland and Miss Grand New Zealand, is eager to return to pageantry after taking a break to focus on her successful career in radio. Emma enjoys her time on air and loves engaging with her audience. In her free time, she indulges in her passion for boxing, squash, and exploring the beauty of New Zealand. Emma is also a competitive racer and frequents the Meremere Dirt Track on weekends to satisfy her need for speed.

 Emma Wearing Mera Silk Emma Slip

(Emma wearing Mera Silk Emma Slip Dress)  



Chloe is a dedicated student at the New Zealand School of Travel and Tourism, pursuing her passion for becoming a travel agent and exploring destinations locally and globally. In her free time, Chloe enjoys engaging in various activities such as modeling, tennis, swimming, and spending quality time with friends and family. Notably, Chloe has participated in two prestigious beauty pageants, Miss World New Zealand 2019 and Miss New Zealand 2020, achieving top 5 placement and securing 2nd position for her commendable charity work.

 Chloe wearing Mera Silk Georgia Blouse in Sage

(Chloe wearing Mera Silk Georgia Blouse in Sage)



Sita is currently dedicated to working with children at St. Andrew's Preparatory School, but she is eagerly looking forward to pursuing a new opportunity. She has a strong passion for singing, dancing, exercising, and spending quality time with friends, as well as promoting mental health awareness. With her fun, friendly, responsible, and empathetic nature, Sita is well-equipped to excel in her endeavors.

 Sita wearing Mera Silk Emma slip

(Sita wearing Mera Silk Emma Slip Dress)



Amber is currently an apprentice in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and is known for her outgoing and fun-loving personality. During her free time, she indulges in playing indoor netball, hiking, camping, watching stunning sunrises and sunsets, exploring the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand, swimming at sandy beaches, and enjoying photoshoots. Amber's achievements include being crowned as Miss Supermodel New Zealand last year, which has inspired her to pursue the prestigious Miss New Zealand crowns.

 Amber wearing Mera Silk Tokyo Slip in Sage

(Amber wearing Mera Silk Tokyo Slip Dress) 




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