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2017 Hibiscus King Encourages Current King Contestants

2017 Hibiscus King Encourages Current King Contestants
Mr SPR Harry Tukutukuwaqa, (left) Mr Trendy Fashion Manasa Navara, Mr Eat Out Anthony Naicker at the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival at Valelevu, Nasinu, on August 12, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
August 14
14:39 2018

Last year’s Hibiscus King had some encouraging words for the 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival king contestants, who wowed the crowd in their first public judging on Sunday night.

The 12 contestants dressed lively with big smiles and walked the ramp throwing kisses to their audiences as the crowd cheered for their favourites at the Bank of Baroda tent at Valelevu Ground in Nasinu.

Reigning king Beniyamino Vakadranu, as the chief guest, told the contestants to think of the simplest answer to the questions as it would help them gain confidence and give them a higher possibility of answering the questions correctly.

L- Mr Lei Entertainment Mohammed Khan, Mr Krish Amusements Tevita Rakula, Mr Apco Divnesh Chandra

He said, as the reigning king, he knew how the contestants were feelingbecause he was once in their shoes.

“I know how it feels to be up on the stage and to try to think of nnovative answers for questions you pick from the box.

“For my brothers, when you hear the questions, listen to the keywords and think of a simpler answer which you can give.

“Don’t try to think of big words because then you will go around in circles while providing your answers.

“I believe that when you answer your questions straight, you will have confidence and a higher possibility of answering the questions correctly,” Mr Vakadranu said.

He encouraged the audience, friends and families to support all the king contestants.

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Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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