Shavaughn Ruakere

Actress and television presenter Shavaughn Ruakere is sure to sparkle with her dazzling smile on Dancing With The Stars 2018.

“I love to dance and can't wait to unleash my signature dance move on the nation,” says Shavaughn. “That is if my pro dance partner lets me!”

Since her television debut as an 18 year old on What Now, Shav has starred in many local and international productions including Shortland Street, 7 Days, River Queen and Sione's Wedding.

She’s currently working on a couple of other TV shows and a short film so there won’t be a lot of down time with all the dance rehearsals added to her workload!

Her charity, The Breast Cancer Foundation, really strikes a chord with her: “One of my best friends Helena McAlpine passed away from breast cancer in 2015 and there’s a history of it in my whanau. It is something that affects so many in our country - women and men. I’ve seen how committed and compassionate the wonderful Foundation wahine are, and I’d love to be able to help them continue their awesome work.”