PNG hailed for hosting ‘excellent’ pageant

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PAPUA New Guinea has been praised for the “excellent job” in hosting the 2019 Miss Pacific Islands pageant (MPIP).
MPIP executive director Faamatuainu Lenata’i Suifua thanked Molly O’Rourke and the PNG committee for organising a magnificent pageant.
He also acknowledged the hospitality shown by the people of PNG.
The 12 contestants was the largest number to participate in the pageant.
Miss Samoa Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland Seumanu was crowned Miss Pacific Islands.
The pageant in 2020 will be held in Apia, Samoa.
It won the bid to take the pageant home to celebrate the 34th year since its establishment.
Samoa’s board director and Manaia Events president Leiataua Jerry Brunt said they would also be celebrating the 30th year of the Teuila Festival.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone in 2020 to beautiful Samoa,” he said.
The MPIP was introduced in 1985 to be an annual event to promote the contributions of Pacific women in the region through their intelligent, talented and caring characteristics.