Emma Tepaeru Kainuku-Walsh is a beauty queen and entrepreneur from Cook Islands. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She is of Cook Islands, Samoan, Swedish and New Zealand descent.
- She was born in Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
- She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.
- She has one older brother and two younger sisters.
- She owns the food outlet Nuku Kai.
- 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.
- She is 5’10” tall.
- In 2016, she returned to Cook Islands.
- On October 27, 2019, she competed at Miss Cook Islands 2019. She was runner-up to Tajiya Sahay.
- As Miss Cook Islands 2019 first runner-up, she was supposed to represent Cook Islands at Miss International 2020, which was cancelled due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- She was 25 years old when she was crowned Miss International Cook Islands 2020.
- She was supposed to go to Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan in November 2021 to represent the Cook Islands at Miss International 2021, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- She will represent the Cook Islands at Miss International 2022.