Miss Samoa Moemoana Safa’atoa Scwhenke had the pleasure of showcasing unique aspects of her Samoan culture to the visiting Miss Global, Shane Tormes.
Miss Samoa hosted her guest at Plantation House in Alafua. Situated in the welcoming gardens of renown local Designer and 2016 New York Trade Show Exhibitor, Marita Wendt, the tranquil surroundings and morning songbirds was the perfect setting for a cultural exchange and learning.
Miss Samoa shared with her guest the focus of the Miss Samoa platform to preserve, promote and protect Samoan culture through the celebration of creativity, innovation and intellect of our Samoan women.
The Miss Samoa pageant is deeply rooted in culture and provides a platform to demonstrate unique aspects of the FaaSamoa (way of life) to the next generation through dance, storytelling and performing arts.
More importantly, is provides a conduit to advocate for important issues that affect the people of Samoa on a daily such as building resilience to climate change and disasters, quality education and the empowerment of youth.
Miss Samoa will not be participating in the 2023 Miss Global Pageant however, Miss Global’s visit is anticipated to bring visibility to Samoa as a destination of choice for potential tourists.
It is also an opportunity for the Miss Global audience to learn about Beautiful Samoa and why it is a top destination for visitors.
The visiting Miss Global Shane Tormes conveyed her sincere appreciation for the Samoan hospitality and welcoming gesture by Miss Samoa and commended the focus on uplifting the Samoan people in particular women and girls through the Miss Samoa Platform.
The exchange concluded with the presentation of Plantation House handmade gifts from Miss Samoa to her visiting guests before wishing them well on the next chapter of their journey.