Yanga beauty Christine Amos has been crowned as Miss Ahi last last Friday night at the Lae International Hotel.
|Miss Ahi Christine Amos flanked by proud parentsStephanie and Willie Amos at the Lae International Hotel last Friday
She will have five years of university education, in either Papua New Guinea or overseas, paid for by festival sponsor Riback Stevedores.
Riback general manager, Peter Boyd, also announced that the company would be looking at sponsoring Amos to contest the 2011 Miss PNG quest.
Amos, who was lost for words after being crowned, said she would strive to promote the theme of the festival, which is “promoting education through sports and culture”.
“I thank my mum and dad and all the people of Yanga for their support, as well as Riback Stevedores for taking up this intiative to sponsor and organise this festival,” she said.
A good crowd of people attended the crowning, mainly from the six Ahi villages as well as members of the Lae business community.
|Miss Ahi Christine Amos (centre) flanked by first runner-up Emily Namung (left) and second runner-up Alang Issac
In third place was Alang Issac, 19, from Butibam village, who won K500.
The other 12 participants received K200 gift vouchers from Riback.
The crowning capped off a hectic week for the 15 young women, who were screened and interviewed by judges, and paraded in traditional and modern dress.