Topic: Entertainment

West remains face of 'Famously Rotorua' campaign

By Numia Ponika-Rangi
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

The young and fabulous Te Rina West (Te Arawa) has again been selected as the face of Rotorua's advertising campaign, promoting domestic, especially Auckland tourists to Rotorua. Te Rina West is the guide in all three ads.

Te Rina was snatched from John Paul College last year as a 14-year-old to film the advertisements titled "Famously Rotorua".

She was obviously nervous and shaking at the knees in the beginning.

Second time around for the youngster will see her much more grounded in her performance, and her beauty and the tone of her welcoming voice will no doubt see Rotorua swamped with tourists in the near future.