HIGH HEELS, HIGH HOPES: Critics call it a dated practice in a modern world… exploitative even… but tonight 20/20’s Sonya Wilson puts you in the judge’s chair –with an exclusive all-access pass behind the scenes of Miss World New Zealand. We follow 17 women desperate to take out the crown, while mastering the highest of heels and everything else from beach beauty to top model and talent competitions. As the pressure mounts, the nerves, the sequins and the sparkle powder keep increasing. So why do they do it? Well, as one contestant tells 20/20, the pageant is her way of proving girls really can do anything.
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