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Festival King Hails Mum

The newly crowned Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North King hailed his mother for the way she brought him up which, he says has moulded him a winner. Waisake Vuetimaiwai,
26 Aug 2016 07:36
Festival King Hails Mum
Newly-crowned Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North Waisake Vuetimaiwai after he was crowned on Wednesday night. Photo: JOSAIA RALAGO

The newly crowned Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North King hailed his mother for the way she brought him up which, he says has moulded him a winner. Waisake Vuetimaiwai, 21, was ecstatic after he was crowned Mr Personality and the new Festival King in front of more than 400 people on Wednesday night at Subrail Park, Labasa.

The Nasinu, Cakaudrove lad dressed in a tuxedo and knelt before the crowd as he was crowned and sashed by the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal.

Mr Vuetimaiwai, while delivering his winner’s speech after being crowned said: “Mom wherever you are, this win is for you.”

His mother Arieta Navolo, who travelled all the way from Nasinu, Cakaudrove could not hold back her emotions at Basoga, Labasa yesterday.

“I am very happy for my son and I am glad that he has not forgotten the teachings I brought him up with and yes, surely, God is good,” Ms Navolo said.

Mr Vuetimaiwai said his mother single-handedly raised him and he attributed his win to her. He said his mother, who was a former school teacher and the eldest of six, continues to be his mentor and source of strength throughout his life.

“She also urged me to be the best I can be, wherever I am placed in life.

“She is like many mothers out there who continue to show the world the immense strength and love that they possess.”

Mr Shield Security Jale Cakobau walked away with the first-runner up title.



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