MISS Carpenters Fiji Ltd Aqela Katonivere was crowned Miss Charity raising $81,000 at this year's Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.
Ms Katonivere credited her families and her sponsors for their support towards their fundraising drive for the last two months.
Her sponsors also won the best commercial float with a waterfall surrounded with artificial fruits that depicted this years Hibiscus theme 'Snap out of it, take control of your life, overcoming Non-Communicable Disease' (NCDs).
This year, the Hibiscus Event Group targeted $70,000.
Miss Carpenters has raised the highest amount so far.
Last year, the Hibiscus queens raised $64,000 and that was distributed to charity groups and the needy. Some funds were set aside and were also used to assist flood victims this year.
Ms Katonivere said a lot of commitment was needed and the girls had proven to be real ambassadors in advocating issues affecting the people today.
She urged young girls to stand up and take part in this charitable cause as it was a platform where they could raise the issues affecting their lives.
"Be yourself. In this way you can be anything and achieve anything in life," Ms Katonivere said.
Hirdesh Prasad, chairman of the Hibiscus Event Group said they were amazed with the money raised by the queens as they had surpassed their target. He said the funds raised would go towards various organisations in need.
Mr Prasad thanked his committee and volunteers for their hard work and also ensuring tight security throughout the week-long festival.