Amber Jean Peebles
(born June 10, 1983 in Wellington
, New Zealand
) is a New Zealand television presenter and a former Miss World New Zealand.
Peebles grew up in Karaka
and resided there when she was crowned Miss World New Zealand 2003. Due to an issue with the Miss World
licence-holders in New Zealand, Peebles was not permitted to represent her country that year at the finals. Instead, she was sent to Miss International 2003 in Japan
With the licence shifting to former Miss New Zealand, Marina McCartney, the following year, Peebles was asked to represent her country at Miss World in Sanya
, in 2004, meaning that she was the official Miss World New Zealand for two years.
Peebles has managed to use her beauty-queen status to springboard a career in broadcasting
, initially with radio station, the Edge, and as a correspondent for TV3
during its Melbourne Cup
coverage. She has also worked in print journalism
for the now-defunct Max magazine
in New Zealand, and for Lucire
. She has also dabbled in fashion
She guest-starred on Mike King
in 2004 alongside Lance Henriksen
and was a regular on TV3's Sing Like a Superstar
In 2006, Peebles became host of Full Tank
on Sky TV New Zealand's MTV New Zealand
In 2010, Peebles began hosting The Red Bull Chronicles for Sky Sport.
Amber has a blog / website called thedownlow.co.nz
Peebles is married to fellow television presenter Brooke Howard-Smith
, whom she began dating in 2004. They both live in......