Shauva Thoms (Ngāti Kurī ki Mangamaunu), was recently named Miss Diamond Doll in one of New Zealand’s first alternative beauty pageants. Fifteen contestants competed in the Living Dolls competition held in Christchurch last month.

Organiser and Living Dolls chief executive officer, Sophia Lee said the event was about celebrating beautiful, confident women, who were comfortable in their own skin. Shauva received prizes and will feature at the annual Living Dolls show in October. [Read more…]