The Press has announced that the title of “Miss Teen Christchurch” has been taken by a girl from Auckland. Article.
Eh? Apparently, anyone within a set age criteria can enter the competition, irrespective of city of origin.
Does that make sense? Not really. It wasn’t even as if the girl had recently moved from Auckland to Christchurch. She lives in Auckland full time. She actually found out about the competition as she had been called by the “Miss Christchurch” event director and told to come down to enter.
It seems like the director was aware there weren’t many entrants for the competition and so, instead of improving marketing for the competition in Christchurch (only 50 people came to watch the event), she has called a contact directly and brought them into the competition.
I’m not really a follower of these local pageants and think they belong in the 60s, but when I found out about this story it really appealed to my sense of Christchurch loyalty!
Come on Christchurch! This would never happen in sport.
P.S. Obviously if my wife was in this competition, she would get my vote (Why, yes! She does read my blog!)