Your new Miss Samoa

By Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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MISS SAMOA 2016-2017: Priscilla Paleagaese Olano.

MISS SAMOA 2016-2017: Priscilla Paleagaese Olano. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

Priscilla Paleagaese Olano is Miss Samoa 2016-2017. 

The 25-year-old from Lauli’i – with Indian, Rotuman and Native American blood – was crowned at Tuana’imato last night by former Miss Samoa, Ariana Taufao. 

She collected the ultimate prize having also won the Best Talent, Best Interview, Miss Photogenic and Miss National Tourism Award at the end of the Pageant.

Born in Fiji, Ms. Olano entered the pageant with the aim to empower and lead young people to the Lord. 

Through tears of joy last night, she immediately credited God for her success.

 “It was God, who brought me here, and he helped me through it,” she said, "I dedicate this crown to Him.”

Ms. Olano said the win took her by surprise.

“I entered the pageant to inspire the youth of Samoa and I gave it my best,” she said. “I didn’t expect to win, but I am grateful to God and to everyone who supported me and helped me to get to where I am now.”

Priscilla is the eldest daughter of Paratiso and Maria Olano’s seven children. 

She works at S.P.R.E.P’s Climate Change division as the Technical Assistant for the Pacific Climate Change Portal (P.C.C.P). 

Her hobbies include playing guitar, capoeira and reading.  

She was the contestant number 8 and was proudly sponsored by Love Lani. 

THE RESULTS

Best Sarong: Miss Samoa N.S.W. Tayla Scanlan

Best Traditional Wear: Miss LILA’S Flora Donna Vaiaoga

New Miss Samoa, Pricilla Olano.
New Miss Samoa, Pricilla Olano.
Former Miss Samoa Ariana Taufao
Former Miss Samoa Ariana Taufao
CONTESTANTS: The contestants of the Miss Samoa Pageant last night.
CONTESTANTS: The contestants of the Miss Samoa Pageant last night.

Best Puletasi: Miss N.S.W. Tayla Scanlan

Best Interview: Miss Love Lani Pricilla Olano

Best Talent: Miss Love Lani Pricilla Olano

Miss Personality: Miss Royalty Creations Esther Timothy

Miss Photogenic: Miss Love Lani Pricilla Olano

Miss Internet: Miss Samoa NZ: Naomi Fruean

Miss National Tourism Award: 

Miss Love Lani Pricilla Olano

Miss Popularity: Miss Samoa NZ Naomi Fruean

4th runner up: Miss Samoa N.S.W. Tayla Scanlan

3rd runner up: Miss Samoa NZ Naomi Fruean

2nd runner up: Miss LILA’S Flora Dinan Vaiaoga

1st runner up: Miss Samoa Australia: Miriama Meafou

Winner Miss Samoa 2016: Miss Love Lani Pricilla Olano

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