Danielle Hayes, Crowned New Zealand’s Next Top Model in 2010, the girl from Kawerau admits she quickly became disillusioned with modelling not long after winning the title and left the bright lights to return to her home town.
"To me being a New Zealand native means being Maori. Being born in New Zealand, living and breathing everything Kiwi and being proud to be a New Zealander."
During one of her first photo shoots in Melbourne, Ms Hayes wears a traditional ta moko on her chin, something she thought would look great on her books.
Despite missing home every day, especially her parents and younger sister, Ms Hayes wants to take her modelling career as far as she can.
"I have a fresh new look on the modelling world and am now more focused and motivated to do my best. I’m ready to show the world what I have to offer."
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