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Dunn Dedicates Win To Late Cousin

Miss Home and Living Ann Dunn who was crowned the 2016 Miss Vodafone Hibiscus on Saturday night dedicated her win to her late cousin. Miss Dunn, 24, said her cousin
22 Aug 2016 10:59
Dunn Dedicates Win To Late Cousin
Vodafone Fiji Miss Hibiscus 2016 Miss Home & Living, Anne Dunn relaxing with her family in Raiwaqa yesterday. Photo: CHRISTINE NIKOLA

Miss Home and Living Ann Dunn who was crowned the 2016 Miss Vodafone Hibiscus on Saturday night dedicated her win to her late cousin.

Miss Dunn, 24, said her cousin who was also her yaca (namesake) died earlier this year.

“Also my niece who is also my yaca celebrated her birthday yesterday, so this was a great win for the family.”

She said after graduating this year at the University of the South Pacific she wanted to try out something different and the Hibiscus events group were out scouting for contestants.

“I filled out the form without telling my family, once I got through then I informed my parents and they were excited for me.

“I don’t think people know how much preparation is put into such pageants, we had to do a lot of mock judging, workshops and training.”

Ms Dunn thanks her co-ordinators and her sponsors for their full support since May, until the crowing night on Saturday.

Father, Charlie Dunn said it was the first for anyone in the family to take part and he was excited for his daughter.

“I remember taking the kids to Hibiscus, taking them for the rides and the candy floss and today we have someone who has been up on the stage.

“I’m still on seventh heaven right now and the family will continue celebrate until the next month.”

Ms Dunn said her mum who was watching live stream last night was equally proud. She would represent Suva in a contest later this year to determine who will represent Fiji to the Miss South Pacific Pageant.



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