Casting On The Upbeat: Blake
The second casting of the Miss World Fiji pageant in Nadi has set a new benchmark, says Miss World Fiji (MWF) director Andhy Blake.
Mr Blake and his team were impressed and excited with the turnout at the Tappoo store in Nadi on Saturday.
“I am beyond happy and excited because of the number and calibre of girls that showed up to the Nadi casting,” he said.
“This is a testimony that the Miss World brand is a top brand.”
The casting drew former Miss Sugar queens, Miss Bula contestants and other female models.
“We can see that all are aspiring to be the next Miss World, very beautiful. The standard in Nadi is really high. This will make our job very hard to select the calibre of girls,” Mr Blake said.
He said they have managed to interview more than 30 girls last weekend, including Lautoka.
“The pageant is not based on looks or the perfect body but instead, looking for the suitable girl with the right attitude and the ability to entertain,” he said.
“Great set up in Nadi has really set the bar and taken another notch from Lautoka.
“We aim something bigger in Suva being the hub and capital of our beauty and fashion industry.”
2015 Miss Sugar Queen Neha Narayan was part of the casting; she was drawn by the beauty with a purpose project.
“I always wanted to be someone that others would love to look up to, to help others,” she said.
“I may not have the best body and best face but I have two hearts to help others.”
The Tunalia, Nadi, native believes that it would be an uphill battle to find the suitable person.
“It will be tough and challenging as we are competition in international level, and we are moving with the whole world.
“Challenging is what goings to make it stronger.”
The third casting is scheduled for Saturday at TappooCity in Suva; the fourth is set for April 1 in Labasa.
Mr Blake has also thanked their partners Tappoos, Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji Airways, and FBC TV!
Edited by Naisa Koroi