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PROFILE: Vodafone Hibiscus King Contestants

PROFILE: Vodafone Hibiscus King Contestants
Vodafone Hibiscu Contestants from left (top to bottom) Mr Apco Coatings (Fiji) Limited Tevita Naivalubalavu Tobeyaweni, Mr Image Fiji Waisiki Loco, Mr Lei Entertainer’s Ashnil Kartik Sharma, Mr Rentokil Initial Josaia Tokoni, Mr Fiji Corrections Service – Yellow Ribbon Programme Eliki Raloka Dakuitoga, Mr South Pacific Recording Eroni Delana Qiolevu and Mr Tandoori Heights and Jerald’s Catering Biu Lesubula Koto.
August 21
09:21 2015

 

Tevita Naivalubalavu Tobeyaweni

Age: 20
Representing: Mr Apco Coatings (Fiji) Limited
Occupation: Student
Originally from: Natoka Village, Navosa
School attended: Fiji National University
Hobbies: Dancing and travelling
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite drink: Coke
Favourite food: Chicken pasta
Favourite sports: athletics
Favourite sports personality: Waisale Serevi
Who is your Inspiration and why?
My parents because their dedication and hard work inspires and motivates me everyday.
Advocating this Hibiscus:
I am advocating on the importance of having good self-esteem.
How self esteem is one of the main reasons why alot of young people or any individual are negatively influenced into the negative issues that affect society today.

 

Shaneel Kumar

Age: 22
Representing: Mr Brilliant Paper
Originally from: Nausori
Occupation:  Internal auditor
School attended: Vunimono High School and Fiji National University
Hobbies: Surfing net and making friends
Favourite drink: Frubu
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite food: Chicken Palau
Favourite sports: Soccer and Volleyball
Favourite sports personality: Waisale Serevi
Who is your Inspiration and why?
My parents because they are always there for me during my good and bad times. They are my motivation and encouragement.
Advocating this Hibiscus:
My platform for this year is to advocate on modernisation and westernisation affecting today’s generation. I believe today’s generation are our future and there is a need for humanity.

 

Waisiki Loco

Age: 20
Representing: Mr Image Fiji
Occupation: Student
Originally from: Kadavu
School attended: Lami Primary School, Lautoka Central, Fiji National University.
Hobbies: Drawing, painting and socialising
Favourite colour: Black
Favourite drink: Tropical juice
Favourite food: Anything
Favourite sports: Hockey
Favourite sports personality: Trent Shelton (AFL American sports player)
Who is your Inspiration and why? My mother because she basically paints the meaning and the value of life.
Advocating this Hibiscus:
Gender and climate change
Now that there is a strong evidence that the climate change effect is really happening, change in temperature, changing pattern of precipitation, sea level rising, etc, communities are trying to adopt as much as they could. As part of the SDG Goal, Goal 13 – combating climate change and Goal 5 – Gender – it is really important to look at the proficient point of view women. Women play an important role in our communities. They not only share and keep the family, but they (women) refine the purpose of communities and that is to allow women to be part of the climate change involvement because they are equally important to man.

 

Ashnil Kartik Sharma

Age: 20
Representing: Mr Lei Entertainer’s
Occupation: Student and dancer
Originally from: Ba
School attended: Vasist Muni Memorial School, Khalsa College and Nadroga/Navosa Provisional High School
Hobbies: Dancing, swimming and socialising
Favourite colour: Black
Favourite drink: Sprint Cola
Favourite food: Chinese food
Favourite sports: Tennis
Favourite sports personality: Waisale Serevi
Who is your Inspiration and why? My mother because she is the only one who knows me well and have supported me in every way possible. Her courage, hard work and sacrifices have always inspired me.
Advocating this Hibiscus:
I am advocating on child verbal abuse. Children are not only physically and sexually abused. They are also emotionally, mentally and most importantly verbally abused. It is very important to understand a child and his or her situation. If someone criticises a child, it will prevent him or her from showing his or her full potential.

 

Josaia Tokoni

Age: 22
Representing: Mr Rentokil Initial
Occupation:  System officer/ research assistant
Originally from: Kadavu
School attended: Ketei Primary School, Eliki Memorial School, Tiliva Village School, Yale District School, Kadavu Provincial School and University of the South Pacific.Hobbies: Reading, socialising and net surfing.
Favourite colour: Purple
Favourite drink: Fruit Juice
Favourite food: Rourou and Lumi
Who is your inspiration and why?
My mother because she is always there when I need her and she is the one who inspired me through life.
Advocating this Hibiscus:
Divestment – Carbon emission as being identified as the major contributor to climate change. In line with that super funders of fossil industries should divest on them and invest on renewable energy. This will reduce the impact of climate change.

 

Eliki Raloka Dakuitoga

Age: 22
Representing: Mr Fiji Corrections Service – Yellow Ribbon Programme.
Occupation: Student at University of the South Pacific.
Originally from: Bau, Tailevu.
School attended: Sigatoka Methodist Primary School, Natabua High School and University of the South Pacific.|
Hobbies: watching movies, listening to country music and creative writing.
Favourite colour: Purple
Favourite drink: Cocoa Samoa
Favourite food: Chicken curry
Favourite sports: Athletics – racks events, rugby, soccer and hide and seek.
Favourite sports personality: James Bolabiu
Who is your Inspiration and why? My parents because I am so blessed to have them and I have a unique blend of culture and understanding.
Avocating this Hibiscus: Regionalism – Climate change should be tackled as a region by the South Pacific.
Second chance – Yellow Ribbon; how many times have we been wrong and forgiven. Can we not forgive easily? Let us open our hearts in giving second chance to offenders.

 

Eroni Delana Qiolevu

Age: 23

Representing: Mr South Pacific Recording.

Occupation: Student at University of the South Pacific.

Originally from: Nakorovou, Dreketi, Rewa.

School attended: USP.

Hobbies: Singing, playing the piano, going to gym and boxing.

Favourite colour: Gold.

Favourite drink: FIJI Water.

Favourite food: Mother’s menus.

Favourite sports: Boxing.

Favourite sports personality: James Bolabiu.

Inspiration: My parents.

Advocating this Hibiscus: The love of your family is the source of your vision.

 

Biu Lesubula Koto

Age: 20

Representing: Mr Tandoori Heights and Jerald’s catering.

Originally from: Fulaga, Lau.

School attended: Matuatabu Primary, Uluibau Primary, Navesi Primary, Viro Primary and Lelean Memorial School.

Hobbies: Singing, cooking and worship.

Favourite colour: White.

Favourite drink: Fruit juice.

Favourite food: Fish with lolo.

Favourite sports: Boxing.

Favourite sports personality: Floyd Mayweather.

Inspiration: My mother.

Advocating this Hibiscus: I am advocating against suicide. Youths can play a pivotal role in combating suicide.

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