Miss South Pacific entrants visit Badihagwa

National, Normal

The National, Monday 07th November 2011

SEVEN young women vying for the country’s cultural ambassador in this year’s Miss South Pacific pageant visited Badihagwa Secondary School last Friday.
The contestants, their chaperones and pageant committee members were there as part of the preparation programme leading up to the crowning this week.
School principal Maru Bala described the contestants as “young, vibrant and powerful ambassadors of the country”.
He praised them for their courage in entering the pageant and wished them the best in the crowning ceremony and in the Miss South Pacific pageant proper in Samoa later this year.
As part of their visit, the contestants encouraged students to study hard, create awareness on conserving the environment and preserving their cultures.
The contestants were asked questions ranging from the 22 reserved seats for women bill, winning the lottery and environmental conservation.
As part of their visit the contestants donated K2,000 to the school.
School headgirl Josephine Maniti thanked the contestants and pageant committee, saying it had been a pleasure having them at the school.
She said beauty, education and jobs would mean nothing unless they put God at the forefront of their lives. She wished them all the best in the pageant.
The entrants will this week visit the National Cultural Commission, the Port Moresby General Hospital’s labour ward and attend a church service at the Rev Sioni Kami Memorial church as part of their itinerary besides rehearsals before Friday’s crowning at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.