I was exhausted when we rolled back into Apia this afternoon, and so I opted out of attending tonight’s beauty pageant. Luckily, Blakey was all about going, and she was nice enough to take my camera. You can thank her for the photos.
I’m going to shut up now. No one Googles for the articles. I hope you’re well. Pictures below.
The contestants in their traditional wear made from natural materials. Left to right: Miss I Love Samoa, Lagitualua Ita Fiso; Miss McDonald's, Jolivette Menime Ete; Miss Apaula Heights Lounge, Sasaai Ietli Tiatia; Miss Samoa New Zealand, Maree Angelica Wright; and Miss Marisa's Fashion, Maria Tupou Woo Ching. Miss Samoa Australia, Sallie Maryanne Wulf Peterson, is not pictured here.
Miss Samoa Australia, Miss I Love Samoa, and Miss McDonald's waiting for results.
Miss Samoa New Zealand is named first runner up.
Miss McDonald's is named the new Miss Samoa for 2010.
Miss McDonald's in the beachware portion of the competition.
A closer look at Miss Apaula Heights Lounge's fale-skirt traditional wear.
Miss Samoa Australia's beachware.