Miss Samoa

MISS SAMOA

Name: Alexandra Iakopo

Age: 23

Occupation: Qualification Officer at the Samoa Qualification Authority. Involved in developing Qualifications for Post-Secondary Education & Training for Samoa. Has a one year contract with Samoa Tourism Authority throughout the Miss Samoa reign in promoting, representing and working in the marketing of Samoa globally as a tourist destination.

Hobbies: Listening to Music, Dancing, Traveling & an in junk sculptures

Talofa Lava, I bring you warm greetings from Samoa, the Treasured Islands of the Pacific and the heart of Polynesia. I hail from the villages of Fusi Safotulafai and Sapapali'I, from the big island of Savaii. Sapapali'I is a renowned historical village where John Williams, the first missionary, brought Christianity to Samoa in 1830. I am 23 years of age and live at home with my family.

My late father, my role model, was a dedicated Deacon of the Catholic Church. He was a tough love, bold loving and a kind hearted, true Samoa father .Born in Samoa and raised for part of my life in Jamaica and USA, I am the second to the youngest child of three brothers and one sister. I hold a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Sociology.

I am privileged to be spending one year at the Samoa Visitors Bureau (STA), throughout My Miss Samoa reign. As I come from a long line of traditional leaders, it is my hope to continue their legacy to serve and contribute in making a difference in my family, church and community. It is also one of my goals to be an effective voice for the empowerment of youth and especially young girls, to follow their dreams and realize their fullest potential.

I am an active leader in church and youth community projects and an ardent advocate for the development of literacy for children, with a special focus on literacy on the Samoan language. My hobbies are, music entertaining, arts/junk sculptures, dancing and travelling. I am deeply honored to represent my Beautiful Samoa at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant and I am looking forward to meeting my sister contestants and enjoying the beautiful Fiji Islands.

Ia soifua ma ia manuia.