'Some days, I hate the way I look' - Winner of New Zealand's Curvaceous Top Model entered 'for a laugh'

A wedding company which put out a call for New Zealand's Curvaceous Top Model has found its star.

After receiving entries from more than 400 women across the country, Auckland-based Daisy Brides has found its curvy 'it' girl.

The winner, 25-year-old Alex Wood from Kerikeri, says she "entered for a laugh" and didn't expect to win.

"I didn't think this would happen. It was red wine night with my flatmate," Ms Wood says.

Ms Wood says feeling proud of her size has been a work in progress.

"Some days, I hate the way I look because I'm so tall and I stick out like a sore thumb, and then some days, someone will come up to me and be like -  'You're so tall, that must be so amazing,' and I'm like - 'Sometimes, it actually is. I don't have to wear heels.'"

Ms Wood is now on the books at 62 Models.

They were inundated after putting out a call for less traditional models. Source: Seven Sharp