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Nurul Shamsul


Nurul Shamsul is from Malaysia and Indonesia but grew up in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Nurul was the first Muslim hijabi to compete in Miss Universe New Zealand 2018, where she placed in the Top 5, which helped break boundaries and stereotypes for women all around the world.

She is currently doing her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Auckland and previously worked as a policy and programme executive at a women empowerment organisation in Malaysia. She has also been a speaker on leadership for #Girl2Leader in Malaysia, TedxUPNVJ in Indonesia, and the Southeast Asia Global Affairs Network.