Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Miss Papua New Guinea in race for Miss South Pacific

By CHRISSILLA KABE TALIS of The National, Papua New Guinea's No. 1 daily newspaper


REIGNING Miss Papua New Guinea Red Cross Antonia Singut is contesting in the Miss South Pacific Pageant in two weeks time.

Ms Singut, 21, comes from a mixed parentage of East Sepik and East New Britain.

She is currently a third-year journalism and environmental science student at the University of PNG.

She was crowned Miss PNG Red Cross earlier this year.

Papua New Guinea’s quest organising committee has reignited its relationship with the regional pageant, hence, the inclusion of PNG in their board of directors and the attendance of the reigning Miss PNG Red Cross to the MSPP.

The pageant will be from Nov 21-28 in Suva.

Ms Singut will be leaving for Fiji on Nov 20.

She will be up against nine other contestants from around the South Pacific.

The other island countries sending in their contestant are America Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Niue and Fiji itself.

The reigning Miss South Pacific is Vanessa Marsh from Niue.

Meanwhile, the MSSP organising committee has set up a website, where you can vote for your favorite.

Ms Singut  will be accompanied by her chaperone Molly O’Rourke, PNG quest organising committee chairman Dadi Toka Jr and other supporters.

Mr Toka said PNG is the largest Pacific country and everyone should get behind Ms Singut by placing a vote for her on the website.

His team is confident of her chances.

It is also taking this opportunity to promote PNG tourism while in Fiji and will also bid for PNG to host next year’s pageant.

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