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Bringing The Miss World Effect To Fiji

Miss World, the largest and oldest beauty contest in the World has been responsible for the successful careers of many former national winners and title holders. Created in the United
11 May 2015 10:51
Bringing The Miss World Effect To Fiji

Miss World, the largest and oldest beauty contest in the World has been responsible for the successful careers of many former national winners and title holders.

Created in the United Kingdom in 1951 by the late Eric Morley, the contest has forged the careers of Hollywood stars such as Halle Berry including Bollywood sensations, Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra.

More recently, Miss World 1998 and former Miss Israel, Linor Abargil used her title of Miss World to create worldwide awareness by advocating fighting against sexual violence.

The Miss World Fiji organisation has mirrored the efforts of the international organization by creating a platform to assisting in the successful careers of its national finalists.

“Our boot camps are designed so that we nurture confidence into our finalists. We train them on public speaking, etiquette, walking, posture, personal presentation and the ability to interact with people. Our team always offers valuable advice to the girls and we build a relationship with them during the contest to mentor them well so that they leave the contest on a high with goals to achieving greater things in life” said Andhy Blake, Pageant Director.

Former national finalists and title holders have used the Miss World Fiji platform to pursue other interests and have excelled in the process. 2012 winner, Koini Vakaloloma landed a news presenting role at The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation after her successful stint at the Miss World finals. She opened dances of the world and placed in the top 25 in the beach beauty competition that year. She is now married and resides in Brisbane, Australia pursuing opportunities in television and broadcasting.

Other 2012 national finalists, Elizabeth George is the reigning Miss Sugar title holder while Natasha Begum who placed second at the Miss India worldwide Fiji contest that same year is a radio presenter with Gold FM.

Caireen Erbsleben, Miss World Fiji 2013 is now modeling with Fiji Fashion Week and is one of the faces for Vai Wai’s international campaigns. Zara Begg, another 2013 entrant placed third at Miss Hibiscus 2014 and is also a regular on the fashion week catwalk.

Other finalists have pursued their careers in law, dance, fashion, customer service and flight attendants with Emirates and Qatar airways.

“I am excited about meeting this year’s finalists and mentoring them to achieving greater opportunities. Our 2014 finalists have been the most successful by far with many being pursued for modeling, television presenting including brand ambassadors. This is the uniqueness of the Miss World effect and how we prepare and train our girls” said Andhy Blake.

Miss World Fiji begins its search for the next representative to the international Miss World finals on June 6 with the official castings. Miss World Fiji will take place from July 20th to the 25th at The Pearl South Pacific Resort in Deuba.




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