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Entrepreneurship Improves Lifestyle, Eliminates Unemployment: Samusamuvodre

Entrepreneurship Improves Lifestyle, Eliminates Unemployment: Samusamuvodre
Miss Auto Hardware Ilisapeci Samusamuvodre vying for Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at the Friendly North Inn Hotel in Labasa on August 7. Photo: Peni Drauna
August 10
11:00 2017


Miss Auto Hardware, Ilisapeci Samusamuvodre in vying for the Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North title will advocate on promoting entrepreneurship in Labasa.

The 22-year-old works as a bartender at the Hotel North Pole in Labasa.

She chose this topic to encourage the people in the northern division to work towards living a better lifestyle by eliminating unemployment through entrepreneurship.

The second eldest of six siblings is originally from Wainigadru Village in the district of Tawake, Cakaudrove, sharing maternal links to Nakaunakoro in Kadavu.

The weeklong festival will be held at Subrail Park in Labasa from August 19 to 26.


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

Miss Samusamuvodre: I was surprised and scared at the same time. I was thinking why would the festival committee approach me from the so many beautiful girls in Labasa Town. I gave it some thought and finally said yes after gaining the confidence to participate.


What is your motivation in entering this year’s festival?

Miss Samusamuvodre: My motivation is to advocate my message on promoting entrepreneurship in Labasa so that we can live a better lifestyle and also combat the rise of unemployment.


What are you looking forward to at the festival?

Miss Samusamuvodre:  I am looking forward to all the king and queen contestants’ performances and see how we as a team can work together to help build a better Labasa Town.


Did it ever cross your mind while growing up that you would be a part of beauty pageant as such?

Miss Samusamuvodre:   In my whole life I never dreamt to be a part of beauty pageant as such. However, I am happy and consider this opportunity as a blessing.

I see this participation as a way to prove that I can participate in a pageant, to boost my self-esteem and also have the courage to stand before a crowd to advocate my message.


Who is your greatest inspiration by far? Why?

Miss Samusamuvodre:  My greatest inspiration are my parents, Wate Driti and Merewai Coalala. They are always there for me whenever I need them. They always want the best for me. I always look up to them and they make me who I am today. I love them so much.


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

Miss Samusamuvodre:  I would take away every memory, especially all the messages advocated by the king and queen contestants and put it to practice.



Quote: ‘The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose’.

Food: Chicken chowmein

Song: No by Meghan Trainor

Movie: Cinderella story

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola



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