Miss Pacific Islands: Contestants Select Development Topics to Discuss


Monday 30 January 2023 Apia Samoa. Contestants of the Miss Pacific Islands pageant are given a development topic each year to research, and then make a presentation on.

This year the topics range from Health, Education, Technology, Tourism and Climate Change. contestants are expected to discuss are its impacts both nationally and in the region.

On Sunday, the five contestants selected a topic from a options placed into a tanoa, as well as a number to determine their order of appearance.

Contestants Select a Topics to be discussed

The contestants are expected to make speeches and presentations before the panel of judges prior to Friday night’s pageant – focusing on the social and economic impacts of their selected topics not only upon their country, but the Pacific region.

Contestant #1 Miss Nauru, Alexandra Melody Pitcher, is the daughter of Miss Samoa 1981 Juliana Curry. She will be talking ou

With a population of 12,668 Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world with American Samoa and Cook Is close behinñmd. The Top 13 most obese countries in the world are Pacific Island nations.

Contestant #2 from American Samoa,  Kauhani Meaalofa Teisia Fuimaono will be speaking about Climate Change.

Contestant #3: Solomon Islands, Tiare Taisia Haro will be speaking about Tourism in her own country and the Pacific.

Contestant #4: is Miss Samoa Haylani Pearl Kuruppu and her topic is Technology.

Contestant #5: Miss Papua New Guinea Josie Nicholas says she is excited to be talking about Education this week.

Presentations will be held together with pre-pageant interviews on Thursday morning at Lava Hotel.

The five contestants and their chaperones travelled to Savaii this morning and were treated to a tour of the Big Island hosted by the Savaii Samoa Tourism Association (SSTA).

The group visited the Mapuipulotu Home for Aged Care, the Afu Aau Falls and the girls experiences a siapo demonstration.

They will be hosted by Le Lagoto Resort owner, sort on Monday night, and have a planned tour of the Salelavalu lava fields in the morning before returning to Upolu in the afternoon.