Amber-Lee Friis Wiki – Amber-Lee Friis Bio
A former Miss Universe New Zealand finalist has taken her own life aged just 23.
Amber-Lee Friis from Auckland passed away suddenly on Monday, the Miss World New Zealand Facebook page confirmed.
Amber-Lee Friis, from Auckland. Miss Universe NZ finalist who “overcame so much” has died.
The Miss World New Zealand Facebook page posted it had received the news that Amber-Lee Friis had passed away.
“All of us at Miss World NZ are dreadfully sad on hearing this,” the post shared on Monday read.
“Amber absolutely turned her contestant journey around, after an early ‘wobble’ she ended up as one of the most positive and supportive contestants we had in the 7 years we held the MU licence.
“She went above and beyond to join us in the first place and earned our admiration and respect from the first moment.” Friis told Stuff in 2018 how she was severely bullied at school, called “Chimoan” because of her tanned skin and slanted eyes. She said she “never waited in a million years” that she would be in a beauty pageant.
Amber-Lee Friis Age
She is 22 years old.
Fast Facts You Need To Know
- Amber-Lee Friis tragically passed away on Monday aged just 23-years-old
- The Auckland woman was a finalist in the 2018 Miss Universe NZ competition
- Her agents The Talent Tree model agency said that they were ‘devastated’
Amber-Lee Friis Career
At 21-years old, Friis was a Miss Universe NZ finalist in 2018 and travelled to Thailand as part of the competition.
At just 15-years-old she moved in with her then boyfriend and studied mechanics while working at a pizza hut.
As her weight spiralled out of control, she tipped the scales at 96kg by the age of 16.
‘I had a negative outlook on everything. I pictured myself as being an angry, fat, old lady but then I thought: This is not what I want to be like,’ she said.
Determined to get back on top of her weight once and for all, she joined a gym – and within six months, she slimmed down to her toned figure.
She said in 2018 with her tattoos and ear stretcher she ‘never expected in a million years’ she would be in the running for a beauty pageant.
Amber-Lee Friis Death & Cause
New Zealand Police confirmed they attended a sudden death on Monday and the case has been referred to the Coroner.
Ms Friis was represented by The Talent Tree model agency who said they were ‘devastated’ by the young woman’s passing.
‘We’ve lost a beautiful young lady who is going to be sorely missed,’ said owner Tracey-Maree Houia.