Miss Heilala 2014 two contestants lead the field

Two contestants lead the field after last night’s first event of the 2014 Miss Heilala pageant.

Miss FISA/MV ‘Otuanga’ofa Sakae Tamo’ua and Miss Bou’s Fashion from New Zealand Cassandra Ngaluafe, both won places in the sarong exhibition and talent and interview sections.

Hundreds of people were at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall to watch the seven Miss Heilala contestants show off their sarongs and individual talents.

Also on hand for the evening was guest MC Mary Haddock-Staniland from New Zealand.  

The highlight of the evening was a showcase for distinctive sarong costume. Each contestant had to present a performance which included singing, dancing and hula.

The four leading contestants in the Sarong Category were Miss FISA/MV ‘Otumotuanga’ofa (Sakae Tamo’ua), Miss Lady Maria Australia (Nicole Naufahu), Miss Bou’s Fashion (Cassandra Ngaluafe) and Miss Super Cheap Tonga (Irene Hurrell).

The four leaders in the talent category were Miss ‘Unuaki o Tonga (Mamana Fine), Miss Universal Pharmacy (Seini Fakatava), Miss MISA/MV ‘Otumotuanga’ofa (Sakae Tamo’ua) and Miss Bou’s Fashion (Cassandra Ngaluafe).

In the interview category the finalists were Miss Melie Mei Langi Australia (Kesaia Tuiono), Miss Super Cheap Tonga (Irene Hurrell), Miss Bou’s Fashion (Cassandra Ngaluafe) and Miss FISA/MV ‘Otuanga’ofa (Sakae Tamo’ua).

The Miss Heilala competition, which is named after Tonga’s national flower,  was started  by the Tongan Visitors’ Bureau and the Tongan Tourist Association in 1980 to celebrate the birthday of his late Majesty’s King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.

The final event, the Tau’olunga competition, will be held tonight (July 9).

The Tau’olunga is a solo dance, traditionally performed by the daughters of the Tongan Royal Family and nobility.

The winner will be announced during a ball night this Friday evening (July 11) at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon.

The main points

  • Two contestants, Miss FISA/MV ‘Otuanga’ofa Sakae Tamo’ua and Miss Bou’s Fashion from New Zealand Cassandra Ngaluafe, lead the field after last night’s first event of the 2014 Miss Heilala pageant.
  • Hundreds of people were at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall to watch the seven Miss Heilala contestants show off their sarongs and individual talents.
  • The final event, the Tau’olunga competition, will be held tonight (July 9).
  • The winner will be announced during a ball night this Friday evening (July 11) at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon.

For more information

Pageant Facebook page

Miss Heilala Pageant 2014, Guest MC Confirmed

http://www.mic.gov.to/news-today/press-releases/4930-miss-heilala-pageant-2014-guest-mc-confirmed

Miss Heilala Pageant 2013

Miss Heilala Pageant parade 2013

Miss Heilala

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