Pooja Ready For Miss World Pageant

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Prepa­ra­tions have started for the 66th Miss World Pageant says

Andhy Blake. Pageant na­tional di­rec­tor, Andhy Blake said they are wait­ing for the reign­ing Miss World Fiji, Pooja Priyanka to ar­rive in the coun­try. Ms Priyanka was crowned Miss Fiji in May 2016 who will be pre­sent­ing Fiji at the Miss World Pageant held on De­cem­ber 18 in Wash­ing­ton D.C, USA. Mr Blake said this year they have big­ger ex­pec­ta­tions from Ms Priyanka who has so much tal­ent in many ways. “We are ex­cited be­cause this year we get to work with two es­tab­lished de­sign­ers who will be de­sign­ing Pooja’s gowns for the pageant,” Mr Blake said. He con­firmed the de­signer, Hup­field Ho­erder, will be pre­par­ing a na­tional cos­tume for her, por­tray­ing the strong cul­tures of Fiji. “For our na­tional cos­tume, we have de­signed in­cor­po­rat­ing el­e­ments of Fiji to re­flect all the cul­tures that make up our so­ci­ety but at the same time, we will stay fo­cused on Pooja’s her­itage of In­doFi­jian,” Mr Blake said. “We are also ex­cited about work­ing with one of Aus­tralia’s top de­signer, Bel­luc­cio, who will cre­ate her gown for the crown­ing night and also for the de­signer gown award. Mr Blake and Ms Priyanka are also work­ing to­wards the Beauty with the Pur­pose pro­gramme which will carry 80 per cent of the to­tal scores at Miss World. “This year we have de­cided to fo­cus on some of the re­lief ef­forts on what the Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston has done to Fiji.

“We will be work­ing closely to iden­tify a vil­lage that needs fur­ther as­sis­tance. “We will work on rais­ing funds to do­nate farm­ing equip­ment,” Mr Blake said. Mr Blake said this year: “Pooja will def­i­nitely make it to the top fi­nals as she has been ranked in top ten on the pop­u­lar­ity poll around the world. “Cur­rently we are sit­ting on the sixth place in the pop­u­lar­ity poll and we ex­pect it to rise be­fore the Miss World Pageant. Ms Priyanka is cur­rently in Aus­tralia and will ar­rive in Fiji on Septem­ber 19 and will de­part for USA on Novem­ber 25. Miss World Pageant will be tele­vised live on FBC TV 9pm on De­cem­ber 18th in Fiji. Edited by Maraia Vula

This year we have de­cided to fo­cus on some of the re­lief ef­forts on what the Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston has done to Fiji.

Andhy Balke

Pageant na­tional di­rec­tor

Pooja Priyanka.

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