Model of the Fortnight

Moderation keeps life in healthy balance

A sporty fashionista living a balanced healthy lifestyle has everything in moderation, says Hannah Henderson, our Model of the Fortnight.

The 20-year-old has a penchant for outdoor activities that see her as an actor, surf instructor, horse rider and as lover of animals.

Raised in the sylvan surroundings of Ohope (considered to be New Zealand’s best beach), Hannah spent her formative years in Gold Coast following her family’s move to Australia, where ‘a lot of her passions were turned into every day job.’

She feels extremely blessed to be able to do what her heart desires every day.

Calling shots

“Returning home to Aotearoa when I was old enough to fly the coop, I was cast on MTV ‘s ‘Shannara Chronicles’ series, which was filmed in Auckland amidst stunning scenery,” she said.

Her participation in Miss Universe New Zealand (in which she was the First Runner Up) afforded her an opportunity to travel to the Philippines, where she experienced ahumble welcome at every village and town that she visited.

Hannah said she would cherish the experience for ever.

She considers modelling as a ‘package of sound reputation, responsibility, standing for what you believe and being prepared to put in the hard work.’

SPCA Volunteer

Her ability to articulate makes her a good communicator.

Away from the camera or the beach, Hannah chases her passion for animal welfare participating in the activities of the local branch of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

“It is hard to resist the temptation of taking them home. I am also a part of the after-hours emergency rescue team and love every moment of it,” she said.

-Venkat Raman

Pictures by Bhikhu Bhula

For more pictures of Hannah Henderson, please visit For photo shoot, please contact Bhikhu Bhula on (04) 3887861 or 021-0616030. Email:

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