Miss Universe NZ was 'amazingly terrible'
The battle to be Miss Universe New Zealand took place on Saturday night, and unsurprisingly, viewers had plenty to say.
Twenty women were vying for the crown in the Grand Final, held at the SkyCity Theatre, televised on Bravo and streamed live on YouTube.
Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia, a child supervisor from Napier, came out on top, taking home the crown and a brand-new Honda Jazz.
Some loved it, going so far as to call it a "world class event".
But it wasn't all smooth sailing: the two-hour finale featured an accidental 'nip-slip', sound issues, and the winner's sash being presented early.
One viewer said the show was "amateur" and "embarrassing to watch".
So far there's been a wrong music track and a nipslip on #MissUniverseNZ but I've missed both cos I've been busy looking for trainwreck GIFs— Chamfy (@chamfy) August 12, 2017
Accidentally watching the Miss Universe New Zealand 2017 competition. One completely awful, low-budget advertisement. Nooooo 🤢— 淑華 (@SaidTheHan) August 12, 2017
Another viewer said the commentator mispronounced contestants names and sounded confused and disorganised "just as the whole show was".
Others questioned the ethics and efficacy of the voting system.
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