An evening with Lorraine Downes

Lorraine Downes is the subject of Our Miss Universe, a new showcase at Te Papa which features her iconic Miss Universe gown, crown, sash and trophy, all of which she recently gifted to Te Papa.

Lorraine Downes as Miss Universe 1983.
This image is from an official photo shoot for the cover of the 1984 Miss Universe programme. Gift of Lorraine Downes. Miss Universe, Inc. Te Papa.

On Tuesday 24 September from 6pm–7.30pm, New Zealand’s most famous beauty queen will present an illustrated talk at Te Papa in conjunction with Our Miss Universe. She will take you behind the scenes of the Miss Universe pageant, elaborate on what her hectic year as Miss Universe actually entailed, and reflect on how that single year shaped her life.

When: Tue 24 Sep 2013,  6pm–7.30pm

Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2

Cost: Friends of Te Papa/Students: $15.00, guests $20.00 (includes a glass of bubbly)

To book: Email friends@tepapa.govt.nz  or  Phone the Friends office on (04) 381 7051.

This event is Hosted by the Friends of Te Papa.

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