Miss Samoa Victoria returns after the Covid-19 lockdowns to relaunch its pageant under the theme of, “Rise with Faith, Tula’i ma le Fa’atuatua”.
Six tama’ita’i Samoa from the state of Victoria will compete in this year’s pageant scheduled for August – all vying for the Miss Samoa Victoria crown.
The winner will then travel with the organising committee to Samoa for the Miss Samoa pageant in September, being held to coincide with the 60th Independence Celebrations.
“Each contestant is excited and looking forward to learning, showcasing, and celebrating their Samoan culture throughout this pageant journey,” said Director of Miss Samoa Victoria, Tamara Puni.
This year’s contestants for Victoria have been announced as:
1. Hazel Elizabeth Luisa Fosio, 18. Fusi, Safotulafai & Lalovaea.
2. Loia Tuafafo, 22. Afega & Aopo.
3. Dorothy Maepu, 22. Nofoali’i & Fagalii.
4. Annie Milford, 24. Pata Falelatai, Auala & Sataua
5. Chantelle Treasure Tamasese, 20. Leauvaa
6. Olivia Grace Unasa Siaosi, 20. Solosolo, Manunu, Siufaga Faga & Safune.
“We are always very grateful for the support that our platform receives from our community,” adds Ms Tamara Puni. “The line up this year is very strong and each contestant has something special.”
“We are proud of all our contestants, and we look forward to being back in Samoa again.
Miss Samoa Victoria is looking forward to showcasing “Beautiful Samoa” in their wider
community in Australia and will be working with Victoria based designers, hair and make-up artists, photographers, videographers and cultural guidance from the elders and cultural groups in Victoria to ensure that it is a community-led effort.
Miss Samoa Victoria is a not-for-profit organization. Their major sponsors are female-led businesses of Candice and Veniece Howman’s Empire Financial Corporation and Posh Boutiquez.
Miss Samoa Victoria are also supported by the Samoan community and diaspora of Victoria.