Laie’s Miss Tahiti Has Eyes On France
of rehearsals and was challenging with her BYU-Hawaii classes and work hours — she has the lead role of “Lani” in PCC’s showcase
and is on PCC’s International Promotion Team in Australia, Japan, South Korea and on the Mainland.
“It was always my dream to become Miss Tahiti,” Wilson said. “It gives me the opportunity to support disadvantaged children in Tahiti, and it also is a great way to share my love of my Tahitian culture. My next project is to improve my knowledge of the Tahitian language and the Tuamotuan dialect.”
Next up is the 2011 Miss France pageant in Caen, France, in December, where she’ll represent French Polynesia.
Wilson has modeled for Black Pearl Designs since 2003, participated in several fashion shows and landed a small speaking part in upcoming film. Having won the Heiva I Honolulu Overall Vahine Soloist title and competed in many other Tahitian dance contests over the years, she’s proud yet evermindful of the losses as well.
“I think the experience of picking myself up after losing something has helped me more than just winning a competition,” she said. “I have a great passion for the ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) and I am very grateful to my mother who taught me the basic steps.”