Date of Birth: February 16, 1989
Place of Birth: Kawerau, Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealander
Occupation: Model, university student
Height: 5 ft 8 in; 1.73 m
Measurements: 35-22-35 (in)
Van Dyke in one sentence – Ria is the living proof that a beautiful young woman can be at the same time intelligent, humble, hard working, well educated, charming, mature and well-rounded individual with a big heart and a kind personality.
At the end of the day, it’s not only our education that matters, or the riches of our wealth or physical appearance, but whether we have uplifted those around us and shown love and kindness from one human being to another. My life is committed to this purpose.
There is so much pressure on young women in pageants to enhance their bodies in some way through plastic surgery… I believe that there are other, healthier and better options like eating healthy and practicing.
It is important that we all do our part to stand up against violence of all forms.
The best gift I’ve ever received is the gift of love from my family. They have supported me and encouraged me throughout my life.
Ria was 10 years old when her father left. He did pay the child support but she has not heard from him since.
Ria Van Dyke was only 17 year old when she raised money with her church and traveled to China to help at a rehabilitation clinic for leprosy sufferers. It is that experience that made her committed to help other people and influence others to do the same.
This beautiful New Zealander young woman was crowned Miss New Zealand 2010.
Ria contributed to multiple charitable organizations, including The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, United Against Abuse, The Sophie Elliot Foundation, etc.
Ria is a global ambassador for the Clean Services Foundation (for a campaign against the sexual grooming and exploitation of children).
She is the Face of beauty and cosmetic brand INNOXA and she has an internationally successful modeling career.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.