Cody Yerkovich is the winner of the 2010 Miss New Zealand contest.
She comes from Kaitaia in New Zealand's north. She is of Maori, German and Croatian heritage. At Auckland's Sky City Convention Centre, she won the 2010 Miss New Zealand title, beating the other 15 finalists. She was set to represent New Zealand at the Miss World beauty pageant in November of that year.
She has the distinction of being the first Miss New Zealand from the north of New Zealand.
Miss New Zealand
In September 2010, she was in East Timor to show support for development in the country. While there she met Amelia Amaral, a National Police of Timor-Leste officer, and she visited the Suai Early Childhood Centre, and met children that were sponsored by New Zealanders. She also stayed with the New Zealand Ambassador there.
She was tipped to win the Miss World crown but certain issues arose. She cites the conflict between her and local pageant organisers as one reason.