2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade All Set

2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade All Set

Port Moresby residents are invited to come out and meet the 12 contestants of the 2019 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant

The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Float Parade takes place one day prior to the actual crowning night of the new Miss Pacific Islands – 29th November 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm. 

The route of the pageant float parade will be from the Konedobu Field to the APEC Haus in Port Moresby.

Now in its 33rd year, the Float Parade and the Crowning Ball are key features of the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant. 

The Float Parade is an opportunity for the wider public of host countries to meet the contesting pageant queens who are ambassadors of their own country.  The event also poses an opportunity to showcase each of the contestant’s culture and tradition through the float truck decorations. 

The general public are also made aware of the crowning of the new Miss Pacific Islands taking place the following day. 

As a proud member of the Pacific Islands region, Papua New Guinea is proud to showcase its hospitable and welcoming spirit to fellow visiting Pacific Islanders, especially promoting the well-being of young women in its capital city, Port Moresby – often infamously portrayed in international media. 

The float parade will feature the reigning current Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Kariha and 12 contesting queens from the different pacific island nations, namely:

  1. Miss Samoa – Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu
  2. Miss Marshall Islands – Billma Peter
  3. Miss Nauru – Millenia Finch
  4. Miss Papua New Guinea – Lucy Maino
  5. Miss Heiva Tahiti – Herevai Hoata 
  6. Miss Fiji – Jessica Fong
  7. Miss Tonga – Yehenara Soukop
  8. Miss Tuvalu – Tapua Pasuna
  9. Miss Wallis & Futuna – Violene Blondel
  10. Miss Solomon Islands – Gladys Habu 
  11. Miss Cook Islands – Terito-o-Ngakura Story
  12. Miss American Samoa – Epifania Petelo 

These Queens will be seated on their individual float trucks that will be decorated by select schools within the National Capital District and the contestants own committee. The schools which have volunteered to participate to assist each contestant with their float truck decorations are:

  1. Institute of Business Studies University
  2. Port Moresby International School
  3. Marianville Secondary School
  4. Jubilee Secondary School
  5. Youths from the St John Catholic Church

There will also be business houses involved such as Pure Water sponsoring water bottles and Boroko Motors who’ve donated vehicles on the pageant float day.  

The pageant float parade will end at the APEC Haus with a closing ceremony that will see the presentation of the “Best Float Award” and certificates of appreciation to schools and organizations that have participated in this event. 

The PNG Tourism Promotion extend a warm welcome to the public to come along to the Pageant Float Parade and cheer and wave to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant queens as they appear on their float trucks.  

For further information and a map of the float parade route, go to: http://bit.ly/2019-miss-pacific-islands 

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