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Contestants for 30th annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant announced

MEDIA RELEASE – 21st November

The 30th Annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Organising Committee has officially announced the contestants for this year’s event which will be held in the Home of the pageant, Apia, Samoa on the theme, ‘Celebrating our History and Embracing our Future’ from Sunday 27th November to Friday 2nd December.

Eight beautiful contestants will be vying for the crown, with the pageant night to be held on Friday, 2nd December at 7pm at Gymn 1 in Tuanaimato.

Competing this year are Contestants from the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Cooks Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

The eight Pacific Island beauties are:

Miss American Samoa – Antonina Keka Lilomaiava, 19 years. Employed at the American Samoa Visitors Bureau

Miss Cook Islands – Tepaeru Helen Toka, 21 years. Frontline Associate at the Bank of the Cook Islands

Miss Fiji – Anne Christine Dunn, 24 years. Law Graduate from USP

Miss Nauru – Lucina Detsiogo, 19 years. ICT Assistant Technician for the Nauru Government

Miss Papua New Guinea – Kellyanne Marie-Lisa Limiye, 23 years. Political Science Student at the University of Papua New Guinea

Miss Solomon Islands – Camilla Grossmith, 23 years

Miss Samoa – Priscilla Olano, 26 years. Pacific Climate Change Portal Technical Assistant at SPREP, Samoa

Miss Tonga – Laura Melaia Renae Lauti, 21 years. Ambassador for Bay Area Successful Thinkers Network

See Photos of Contestants in the Contestants Page.

The Contestants will begin arriving towards the end of this week before the start of the Pre-Pageant week on Sunday the 27th of November.

Corporate Tables and General Admission Tickets for the Event are now on sale at the (STA) Visitor Information Center in Apia.

The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2016 Committee acknowledges the kind support of the Sponsors; Taumeasina Island Resort, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Koko Pacific by Eveni, and the Government of Samoa.

Follow developments of the Pageant on Website: http://www.misspacificislands.org/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MissPacificIslands/

Samoa ready to host the 30th annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant

MEDIA RELEASE – 19th November 2016

It is fitting that Samoa will host this year’s Miss Pacific Islands Pageant, since the Samoan Government established and hosted the Pacific’s first ever Pageant 30 years ago.

Established as the Miss South Pacific Islands Pageant in 1987, the pageant was officially renamed and re-launched in 2014 as the ‘Miss Pacific Islands Pageant’ in order to reflect on the broader Pacific region.

Samoa will host this year’s Pageant from Sunday 27th November to Friday 2nd December, with the Pageant night to be held on Friday 2nd December at 7pm at Gymn 1 in Tuanaimato.

The annual event has come a long way in recognising and promoting the attributes, intelligence and talents of young Pacific Island ladies, as is reflected in this year’s Pageant Theme – ‘Celebrating our History and Embracing our Future’.

The Samoa Tourism Authority as the Secretariat of the Pageant, is finalising its preparations and is ready to put on a great show which will conclude its activities for Visit Samoa Year 2016.

Eight Pacific Island beauties from American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa will compete in this year’s Pageant. Reigning Miss Pacific Islands, Miss Abigail Havora who won the first title for Papua New Guinea will crown this year’s winner.

The Pageant continues to give recognition to young Pacific Island ladies and their contributions to regional affairs and their ability to advance in diverse fields. It is an event that uniquely promotes the region and its holiday destinations and brings together young ladies from all sectors for the purpose of promoting and attracting worldwide attention to their unique attributes.

Corporate Tables and General Admission Tickets for the Event will be on sale beginning Monday, 21st
November 2016 at the (STA) Visitor Information Center in Apia.

The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2016 Committee acknowledges the kind support of the Sponsors; Taumeasina Island Resort, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Koko Pacific by Eveni, and the Government of Samoa.