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Contestant Simpson returns home to make a difference

Contestant Simpson returns home to make a difference
Evelyn Simpson.
July 21
15:13 2017

Twenty three year old Evelyn Simpson has returned to her hometown to be in this year’s Miss Vodafone Savusavu Carnival.

Originally from Wainunu in Bua, the young and vibrant lass said she hoped to get the experience she needed from the carnival and most importantly, make a difference through the preservation of our environment.

Ms Simpson is a part time student at the Fiji National University pursuing a study in Tourism while being employed at the Gloria Jeans coffee shop at Tappoo City in Suva.

She will be representing the Public Service Commission.

What was your reaction when you were approached to be a contestant?

I was told by a good friend Manoj Lal. I actually thought he was trying to pull a stunt on me or something, but he said he was serious. I was caught off-guard at first and I was wondering why me? I then convinced myself that I could do it and that’s when I decided to take up the challenge. So here I am.

What was your motivation for entering this year’s Savusavu Carnival?

I am so lucky to have such a lovely family; I am the eldest of four siblings but was raised by my biological mom’s eldest brother Arthur Simpson and wife Mary Simpson.

I have always looked up to them as my parents. My family are my biggest motivation, they pushed  me to keep going even though it isn’t easy being a contestant.

It may look royal and relaxing from others’ point of view but I had to work my bottom off to have a good outcome, with every speech, every presentation and places I visit.

I had to make a good impression for my sponsors the Public Service Commission. It is tiring but my family stood by me till now. And I’m so grateful.

What are you looking forward to at the festival?

I am looking forward to the unexpected talents that will be showcased on the different nights of the carnival by the queens.

It brings me jitters every time I think of the crowd! Hopefully I don’t get stage fright or anything embarrassing. And the different outfits that will be displayed as well. The excitement is building up right now!

Has it ever crossed your mind while growing up that you would one day be a part of beauty pageant?

It has never ever crossed my mind that I would enter a pageant, but I’m proud of myself for taking a step to be part one and the experience that it has to offer, for which I am blessed.

And I think my family will be proud of the outcome whether I walk away with the Miss Savusavu Crown or not.

Who is your greatest inspiration by far? Why?

My parents are my biggest inspirations, both my adoptive parents and biological mum, they’ve been supportive since day one and I’m so grateful i still have them close by

What would you like to take away from after this year’s festival?

I want to let Savusavu know that I’m not just a pretty face, I want them to know that I can help make this beautiful small town that we all love become a better place for us and our future generations to come.

What are your favourites?

Quote: I don’t have a special quote but I have a very special bible verse which is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I alone know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring you a future that you hope for”

Food: I love pizzas! But nothing beats mom’s home made curry dishes!

Song: I don’t exactly have a favorite song, but I listen to everything.

Movie: my favorite by far is THE LOST VALENTINE.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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