ANDHY BLAKE:

THE MAN BE­HIND

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika JY­OTI PRAT­I­BHA

This year will mark Fiji’s 6th time com­pet­ing for Miss World, the largest and oldest beauty con­test in the World. The Miss World Fiji con­test is sched­uled for May 7th at The Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel in Suva where ten fi­nal­ists will com­pete to rep­re­sent Fiji on the Miss World stage. The man re­spon­si­ble for se­lect­ing fi­nal­ists, train­ing them for stage, fi­nal­is­ing wardrobes, pro­duc­ing the con­test and pre­par­ing Miss Fiji for the in­ter­na­tional Miss World com­pe­ti­tion is FBC TV pro­ducer and pre­sen­ter, Andhy Blake. Mr Blake ac­quired the Miss World li­cence for Fiji in 2011 when he worked along­side the Miss World New Zealand or­gan­i­sa­tion and moved to Fiji in 2012 to be­gin the Miss World Fiji con­test. “I was al­ways fas­ci­nated with the Miss World con­test since age five and re­mem­ber watch­ing each year, mem­o­ris­ing the ti­tle hold­ers,” he said. “It was the beauty of the women and stage pro­duc­tions that cap­tured my at­ten­tion. “It was al­ways my vi­sion to be af­fil­i­ated to such an or­gan­i­sa­tion as Miss World and now I have ful­filled that goal.”

Be­fore mov­ing back to Fiji in 2012, Mr Blake worked as a stylist and fash­ion show pro­ducer in New Zealand for 13 years. Some of the shows he has pro- duced and worked on in­cludes New Zealand Fash­ion Week as Assistant Pro­ducer, Style Christchurch as Pro­ducer, Cult Cou­ture Fash­ion Awards as a stylist and he was in­vited to be part of Amer­ica’s Next Top Model, cy­cle 14 in 2010. “Fash­ion and pageantry has al­ways been my back­ground and with my past ex­pe­ri­ences, I am blessed to be work­ing with FBC TV and pro­duc­ing Je­je­mon, Fiji’s first fash­ion TV show,” he said. Mr Blake is the pro­ducer and host of the pop­u­lar Je­je­mon show that airs on FBC TV ev­ery Thurs­day at 7pm.

Je­je­mon is Fiji’s first fash­ion and life­style show that also fea­tures in­ter­na­tional travel.

It pro­files lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional fash­ion events, de­sign­ers, mod­els, celebri­ties and stylists. “With FBC TV and Je­je­mon, I have been very priv­i­leged to travel the world. I have worked in Bali and Jakarta in In­done­sia, Syd­ney, Welling­ton, Hong Kong, Sanya in Chi- na, Los An­ge­les, Lon­don, Paris and Toulouse in France and trav­el­ing to Sin­ga­pore next week for work.” The Fiji Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion is of­fi­cially manag­ing Miss World Fiji while The Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel is the of­fi­cial host part­ner Fiji Air­ways is the of­fi­cial air­line part­ner and The Fiji Sun is the of­fi­cial print media part­ner.

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