Miss Fiji

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Miss Fiji
Formation 1979
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Fiji Fiji
Location
Official language Fijian

Miss Fiji or The Hibiscus Festival Fiji is the biggest national beauty pageant for women in Fiji.

History[edit]

The Miss Fiji pageant established in 1979 and official national pageant to select representative at International pageants. Officially, Miss Fiji winner will be competing at Miss South Pacific pageant.[1] Fiji has two winners from the pageant in 2009 Merewalesi Nailatikau and 2011 Alisi Rabukawaqa. The Miss South Pacific had become the most prestigious International pageant in pacific area after Miss Asia Pacific International pageant.

Additionally, Fiji sent the winner for Grand Slams beauty contests which are Miss Universe,[2] Miss World,[3] Miss International,[4] Miss Earth[5] and Miss Tourism Queen International.[6]

In 2012 another contest which called as Miss World Fiji pageant will select the representative of Fijian to compete at Miss World pageant.[7] Meanwhile, You & Me Talents Fiji directed by Atu Ravatu,[8] an organization licensed business in the Republic of Fiji Islands under Section 4 of the Registration of Business Act had become the national franchise holder of Miss Earth.

In 2014 Miss Earth Fiji together joined with Miss Earth Tonga and Miss Earth Samoa to select the three queens for the Miss Earth headed by Mr. Tito Lavashe Couture-Stowers.[9]

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Fiji sent the official winner in every pageant by separate pageant every year. Miss World Fiji for Miss World, Miss Earth Fiji for Miss Earth and Miss Fiji for Miss Universe (1979 and 1981) and Miss South Pacific.

Year Miss Universe Miss World Miss Earth Miss International Miss Tourism Queen Miss South Pacific
1979 Tanya Whiteside
1981 Lynn Michelle MacDonald
1994 Sunita Devi
1995 Rejieli Ratu Jacqueline Movoa
1996 Ranjani Roshini Dayal Linda Tabuya
1997 Letila Mitchell
1998 Ranadi Laurel Johnston
1999 Joanne Kakoa Terubea
2002 Sheetal Shivani Ram
2004 Aishwarya Sukhdeo
2006 Jeanette Jessica Dharan
2007 Minal Maneesha Ali Minal Maneesha Ali
2008 Sheryl Narayan
2009 Merewalesi Nailatikau
2010 Sera Tikotikoivatu
2011 Alisi Rabukawaqa
2012 Koini Elesi Vakaloloma* Esther Cheyanne Foss Kesaia Kacilala* Drew Slatter
2013 Caireen Marie Erbsleben Priscilla Preetika Reddy
2014 Charlene Tafunai'i Zoe McCraken TBD

Notes[edit]

  • 2012: Koini Elesi Vakaloloma was appointed from 1st Runner-up title. According to Miss World Fiji, the current of Miss World Fiji 2012, Torika Watters stripped the title due to minimum age recruitment. It's being a reason for Torika to withdraw at the Miss World 2012 in Ordos, China.[10]
  • 2012: Kesaia Kacilala was crowned as Miss International Fiji 2012. She withdrew at the Miss International 2012 in Okinawa, Japan in unknown reasons.

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