UPDATES: As the winner of the Miss Heilala 2013, Miss New Zealand Immigration Appraxus Rosemarie Fili celebrated the remarkable achievement she had, all seven other contestants and runners up took home at least $1000.
Crowned Miss Heilala 2013 Rosemarie Fili received $3,000 and return tickets for two to Los Angeles. Other cash prizes she received came from her becoming first place in the island creation, talent, sarong and pre-pageant interview competitions..
Miss Victoria-Australia Angelique Iviiti was the first runner up and she received $2,000 cash prize and return tickets for two to Honolulu.
The second runner up went to Miss New Zealand Friendly Island Body Builders Association and Tonga High School Ex-Students, Miss Lita Mary Bloomfield. She was awarded with $1,500 cash prize and two return tickets to Sydney.
Miss Lady Maria Australia Helen Talipeau was the third runner up and she was presented with $1,000 cash prize and two return tickets to Nadi, Fiji.
Each of the other contestants recieved $1,000 each.
Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and the Government of Tonga
Tonga Tourist Association President Saia Moehau
Heilala Festival Director Semisi Sika.