The Samoa Tourism Authority Fale was packed with families, friends and sponsors of the contestants of this year’s Miss Samoa Pageant.
The occasion was the award ceremony organised by the Pageant’s Committee, Samoa Event Inc. (S.E.I.)
Reverend Paulo Koria congratulated all the girls.
“You did it,” he said. “You had the courage to compete and you all did very well. Congratulations.”
He also reminded the girls to give back the glory to God for His love and mercy.
“Not unto us, Oh Lord, not unto us, but unto your name give glory, for your mercy and for your truth’s sake.”
He congratulated the former Miss Samoa, Ariana Taufao for doing an excellent job during her reign.
Finally, he congratulated the new Miss Samoa, Priscilla Olana and wished her all the best with her reign.
La’eimau Oketevi Tanuvasa from S.E.I. was given the honor of calling out all the winners and sponsors.
She also thanked all the different companies and organizations who put up their hands to support this event.
All in all, all the eight contestants, including the newly crowned Miss Samoa received prizes from the different sponsors.
Ariana Taufao also received a present from the organizing Committee as a token of appreciation for all the hard work she had done for Samoa during her reign.
“The theme for this year’s pageant really came out through all your creativity and hard work.”