FIJI NEWS
July 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji’s traditional costume and dance will be showcased live worldwide when Miss World contestants take the centre stage in the finals of the Miss World pageant on August 18 in Ordos, inner Mongolia, China.

The costume and dance to be worn and performed by Miss Fiji Koini Vakaloloma with the backing of Miss World Fiji national director Andhy Blake and Pasifika Voices Meke performers was one of the selected items from the 117 participating countries chosen to open the ‘dances of the world’ segment during the world finale.

Blake said this segment of the contest allows carefully selected contestants to display the excitement that showcases the uniqueness of their countries.

And he said with Fiji’s entry, the whole world will take notice of what we can offer on the biggest creative platform.

Miss Fiji was also one of eight specially invited contestants by the Mongolian government to tour the city of Ordos alongside Miss New Zealand who was the only other contestant from the Pacific.

Fiji’s participation has been received well with special appointments to meet with Julia Morley the chairman of Miss World who is excited about the impact of the Miss World brand and the outcome it will place on Fiji as a tourism and trade destination.

The 117 contestants are now in Shanghai, China for filming, touring and fast track competitions followed by a Best Designer Dress competition in which local designer, Fumaru Fatiaki will be up for the top award if his garment is selected winner.

By Ropate Valemei

 

Uptown


PREVIOUS STORY
Commission receives gas price submissions
NEXT STORY
Fiji on the alert after Solomon quake

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Has the free education scheme including free textbooks and busfare subsidy helped reduce costs incurred in your annual back-to-school shopping?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Has the free education scheme including free textbooks and busfare subsidy helped reduce costs incurred in your annual back-to-school shopping?
Yes
 51%
No
 49%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
Westpac sells operations in 5 PICs to BSPWestpac Banking Corporation today announced the sale of its banking operations in five Pacific Island countries to the Bank of South Pacific Ltd (BSP) for A$125 million.
SPORTS
Viriviri in final Fiji 7s team to NZ, US tourneysVodafone Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan has made five changes, calling up Emosi Mulevoro and Samisoni Viriviri, in his final 12-member team to the forthcoming Wellington and Las Vegas Sevens tournaments.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
ENTERTAINMENT
Madonna’s back with 13th album Rebel HeartMadonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart will be released on March 6.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS