A Queenstowner has taken out third in the Miss Pole Dance New Zealand competition for 2011.
Raha Sangsari, who started pole dancing two years ago at Queenstown Pole Fitness Studio, also won best costume at the annual event held in Auckland last weekend.
Sultry Iranian-born Sangsari, 28, was one of five elite finalists who also included the Queenstown studio owner Anna Ashton.
Back in February in anticipation of the finals, Sangsari told Mountain Scene: “Personally, pole dancing has changed my life.
“I’ve gained lots of self-confidence and it’s been good for my mind.”
The elite category winner for this year was Karry Summers.