Tomboy tran­forms into Queen

Win­ner ded­i­cates win to par­ents, spon­sors CJ’s Group of Com­pa­nies

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The newly crowned win­ner of the Du­vata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val Miss Nadogo Silivia Be­sila said she en­tered the con­test a week ago as a tomboy and left the stage on the fi­nal eve as queen. “As a tomboy I en­tered this week long com­pe­ti­tion but I am leav­ing the stage crowned as a queen,” Ms Be­sila said. The 20-year-old of Namoli in Labasa was in tears when the chief guest, Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau crowned her on Satur­day night at Subrail Park. Miss Be­sila spon­sored by CJ’s Group of Com­pa­nies ex­plained that she was in tears for many rea­sons.

“I would like to ded­i­cate this win to my mum who is in heaven, my dad who is at Nabekavu out­side Labasa Town. “Even though they couldn’t wit­ness my crown­ing I still love them and ded­i­cate this crown to them.” “I would like to thank my spon­sor, CJ’s Group of Com­pa­nies for sup­port­ing me and help­ing me pre­pare my at­tire which I couldn’t have done alone,” the youngest of six sib­lings said.

The first year Bach­e­lor of Arts stu­dent ma­jor­ing in Ed­u­ca­tion, Lit­er­a­ture Lan­guage and Ge­og­ra­phy said she ad­vo­cated on theft the num­ber one crime in the North­ern Divi­sion.

“I didn’t ex­pect to win this crown be­cause the other con­tes­tants were equally tal­ented and pre­pared,” she said.

“How­ever, dur­ing the float pro­ces­sion many peo­ple came up as­sur­ing me that I would win the crown.

“It felt so good to know that the peo­ple in Labasa knew what I was ad­vo­cat­ing on and they saw con­fi­dence in me. “This has re­ally en­cour­aged me to give some­thing back to the peo­ple in the North. “I would surely con­tinue to work with the com­mit­tee in rais­ing more aware­ness about prevent­ing crimes.”

Photo: Shratika Naidu Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau crowns 2016 Mr Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val Mr Par­mod En­ter­prises Limited Akuila Salavuki on Satur­day night.

Photo: Shratika Naidu

Minister for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau crowns 2016 Miss Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val Miss Nadogo spon­sored by CJ’s Group of Com­pa­nies, Silivia Be­sila at Subrail Park in Labasa on Satur­day.

Photo: Shratika Naidu

Miss Duavata North­ern Crime Pre­ven­tion Car­ni­val Miss Nadogo spon­sored by CJ’s Group of Com­pa­nies Silivia Be­sila (fourth from the left) with the other con­tes­tants at the Subrail Park in Labasa on Satur­day night.

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