Former Miss World Samoa weds companion
For the former Miss World Samoa Alalamalae Polamalu Lata and her life companion Rodrigo Machuzier, the date 17 December 2021 is etched forever in their hearts.
It was the date when the newly wedded couple exchanged their views before God and in front of loved ones in Melbourne, Australia last week.
More than two hundred people gathered to witness as Mr and Mrs Mahuzier tie the knot following four years of courting.
The proud parents of the bride, Moeaitino and Arthur Lata presented their daughter to Mr Mahuzier who was accompanied by his mother Elizabeth Jorquera.
Alalamalae was born and raised in Siumu, Upolu before moving to New Zealand and now resides in Melbourne and was Miss World Samoa in 2019.
The groom Rodrigo Mahuzier hails from Santiago Chile but also now calls Melbourne home. The couple moved into their brand new home that they built in 2020 straight after their special day. During the wedding ceremony, the couple was surrounded by 24 bridesmaids and groomsmen and 19 flower girls and page boys.
The Maid of Honour was Zipporah Oofou, the daughter of Pastor Loi and Vainalepa Oofou of Menorah Agape International Ministries, while the best man was Stephan Elzo, younger brother to the groom.
The couple will continue their commitment to serving their respective churches, their families, friends and the community.
Last year Alalamalae and Miss World Samoa director and licensee, Tito Stowers initiated the “Miss World Samoa Beauty with a Purpose Scholarship Award”. A College student from Amoa College in Savai'i was the lucky recipient of the scholarship last year.
Alalamalae is keen to resume her Beauty with a Purpose Scholarship Award in 2022.
The inaugural scholarship award funded by 2019-2020 Miss World Samoa was initially scheduled for launching in March until the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic threw the spanner in the works.
Last year a student, Nur Patolomeo of the village of Saipipi, Savai'i was the recipient of the award as well as two Primary School students from Siumu. The scholarship covered a whole year’s tuition fee for recipients including fees for national examinations. The money paid by Ms. Patolomeo's family for her school fees in the first term was also refunded and returned.