American Samoa wins Miss Pacific

By Nanai Laveitiga Tuiletufuga - For Samoa Events Incorporated In Nadi Fiji ,

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Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Gwendolyn To’omalatai.

Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Gwendolyn To’omalatai. (Photo: Samoa Events Incorporated, SEI; NADI, FIJI)

American Samoa has ended her 15 year drought in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant by winning the crown in Nadi, Fiji tonight.

Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Gwendolyn To’omalatai won the crown for the territory in a nailing biting competition.

In the special awards, Miss Toomalatai claimed the Miss Traditional Wear, Miss Photogenic and Miss Tourism Awards.

Miss Samoa, Alexandra Iakopo is the runner up and she claimed special prices which include Miss Internet, Miss Personality,  Best Talent and Best Interview

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Photogenic: Am. Samoa

Tourism: Am. Samoa

Best traditional wear: 

Am. Samoa

Personality: Miss Samoa

Internet: Miss Samoa

Best talent: Miss Samoa

Best interview: Miss Samoa

Best sarong: PNG

Runners Up

4th runner up: Miss Rapanui

3rd runner up: Miss Cook islands

2nd runner up: Miss Fiji

1st runner up: Miss Samoa

Miss Samoa, Alexandra Iakopo.
Miss Samoa, Alexandra Iakopo.
Miss Fiji, Hally Qaqa
Miss Fiji, Hally Qaqa
Miss Rapanui.
Miss Rapanui.

Tonga will host the 2018 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.

 

The nine Pacific Island Beauties are:  

Miss American Samoa - 

Matauaina Gwendolyn 

To’omalatai

Miss Cook Islands - Enerstina 

Pokuia Bonsu-Maro

Miss Fiji - Hally Qaqa

Miss Nauru - Tansy Angelique 

Itsimaera.  

Miss Papua New Guinea - 

Niawali Anastacia Twai

Miss Miss Samoa - 

Alexandra Iakopo 

Miss Solomon Islands - 

Emily Chan. 

Miss Tonga - 

Ophelia Kitiliti Kava

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