Franki Russel was appointed as Miss Universe New Zealand 2024 on Thursday, March 21. She was sashed by Filipino franchise holder Josh Yugen of the Yugen Group.

Miss Universe New Zealand 2024 Franki Russell | FB/Pageanthology 101

Franki was a former housemate of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother. She didn’t win but eventually landed acting projects after the stint.

Also, her Instagram page shows how physically fit she is to become a beauty queen.

I just don’t know if she will be flying to Mexico from the Philippines or from New Zealand come pageant time.