By FARISHA AHMED
The Hibiscus Event Group (Inc.) has finally narrowed down the finalists for the 2013 Hibiscus Title.
This was confirmed by Hibiscus Committee Chairman Hirdesh Prasad yesterday.
Out of the many applications, 15 queen contestants will now be vying for the title of Miss Hibiscus 2013; however, Mr Prasad said that they were in talks to lower the number to 12.
In the other categories, there will be 10 king contestants, eight in the ladies category and 14 in the teens category.
“We will launch the contestants next week Saturday, for their first public outing,” Mr Prasad said.
He also said there was a lot going on with preparations.
According to him, he committee wanted to hold back further details on the contestants and the Carnival until Saturday next week.
The theme of the festival is ‘Pacific Wellness – Treasure Life, Choose Health’,from August 16-24 at the Albert Park in Suva.