Miss Hawaiian Tropic New Zealand 
November 8, 2008:
The Miss Hawaiian Tropic New Zealand finalists put on an amazing show at the Empire Garden Bar last night, to compete for the trip of a lifetime representing New Zealand at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International grand final in 2009. The evening consisted of the contestants in their Official Miss Hawaiian Tropic New Zealand uniforms, Eveningwear, swimwear and self designed costumes. Hosted by Mark Harrison and Jimmy the Dwarf (Aka Miss Huntly), over 400 guests packed into the venue and enjoyed a night packed with fun and prizes galore!

The winner was Gale Chan, a student from Auckland (Representing Kebabs on Queen), who was also recieved awards for Miss Photogenic and for selling the most tickets to the final.
Gale recieved a Designer Brands and Imedeen Gift pack valued at $500, An NEC desktop computer valued at $2000 and a trip to represent New Zealand at the International final in eary 2009.



Other Winners Included:

1st Runner up & Best in Eveningwear- Ina Ivanova (Representing Electric Security Fencing ltd


3rd Runner Up & Dream Body award: Teresa Geddes (Represening Pole studio and Bar)



Miss Congeniality: Chrissy VE (Representing Issis Events)


The judges hard at work!

Thanks to the Judges: Kim Larking from Clyne Models, Norrie Mongomery from www.thealist.co.nz, Miss Hawaiian Tropic New Zealand 2008 Hannah Matthews, Kathleen Bartlett from Arrow Pharmaceuticals, Stu Hefner, Internet Millionaire Simon Fraser and our lucky draw winner Steve Shute.



For photos of the event, check out http://www.thealist.co.nz/
(Thanks to Justin Mitchell for these photos- http://www.justinmitchellphotography.com/




2nd Runner Up: Melissa Misson (Representing Safari Lounge)
4th Runner Up & Costume Design award: Hannah Carson (Representing Keepthree.com clothing)


 Norrie and Hannah: Beautiful judges!