Emma Tepaeru Kainuku-Walsh biography: 13 things about Miss International Cook Islands 2021


Emma Tepaeru Kainuku-Walsh is a beauty queen and entrepreneur from Cook Islands. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She is of Cook Islands, Samoan, Swedish and New Zealand descent.
  2. She was born in Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
  3. She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.
  4. She has one older brother and two younger sisters.
  5. She owns the food outlet Nuku Kai.
  6. She is one of the volunteers of the not-for-profit charity Te Ipukarea Society. She does environmental education, guides cross-island walks and helps in the Takitumu Conservation Area.
  7. She is 5’10” tall.
  8. In 2016, she return to Cook Islands.
  9. On October 27, 2019, she competed in Miss Cook Islands 2019. She was runner-up to Tajiya Sahay.
  10. As Miss Cook Islands 2019 first runner-up, she was supposed to represent Cook Islands in Miss International 2020.
  11. She was 25 years old when she was crowned Miss International Cook Islands 2020.
  12. Since Miss International 2020 was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she will represent Cook Islands at Miss International 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan in November 2021.
  13. If she wins Miss International 2021, she will be the first Miss International from Cook Islands.

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