I eke he uri o Ngā Tahi ki te whakataetae Miss Universe

Ko Jasmine Stringer, tekau ma iwa tau tōna pakeke, i eke ki ngā toa e rima o te whakataetae Miss Universe rua mano tekau ma ono o Ahitereiria. He toa o mua o te whakataetae Miss Teenage Universe, ko tēnei uri o Poutini Ngāi Tahu kei te waha ake i ngā take tūkino mā roto mai i āna mahi whakataetae.

He uri nō Hinetītama, ko Jasmine Stringer tēra kua tahuri ki te kawe ake i tētahi take e pēhi kino ana i ngā whānau puta noa.

“I really wanted to push awareness for domestic violence in Australia. So it's an issue that has been at the forefront of my mind after losing a friend last year. It's an issue that isn't spoken about enough so it's something that I've really put some significant time and energy over my campaign in Miss Universe.”

Nōnā tata nei te toa whakaihuwaka Miss Teenage Universe o mua ka tae tuawha mai i te whakataetae Miss Universe o Ahitereiria. Ahakoa kaore a Stringer i papatū, ehara tērā i te aukati mōna me tōna hiahia ki te whakapaipai i te ao.

“I'm going to work closely with the foundations to make sure that I'm not just the poster girl for Domestic Awareness. I'm looking to signing as an ambassador or even as a voluntare for some local charities on the Gold Coast.”

I waha ake a Stringer i te take whakaweti mā runga ipurangi ki te whakataetae Miss Teenage Universe. Heoi, i muri tata ake ka heke iho ia i tōna taumata i runga i tana whakapae, i te whakaweti kē ngā kaiwhakahaere i a ia.

“They're not linked in anyway. Miss Universe is such a well-known and professional organisation so I felt really comfortable entering the competition.”

Ahakoa kua tō iho te rā ki te whakataetae, he waha tonu i ngā take te mahi ma te kuini rerehua nei me te anga whakamua ki ngā whakataetae kei te heke mai.

“I think top 5 is a great achievement for my age but I want to come back and take home that win.”