PEOPLE need to smile a lot more, it changes their appearance so much, says Miss Sheer Bronzer Sheryl Kumar who will be vying for the Miss India Fiji crown on Saturday night.
Ms Kumar, 20, who studies business and commerce at the University of the South Pacific, is one of 10 finalists hoping to be chosen to represent Fiji at the Miss India Worldwide pageant in Kuala Lumpur next March.
"Smiling takes so many years off your face," Ms Kumar said.
"It's one thing we take for granted. People spend so much money on beauty and skin treatment but they don't realise what a smile can do to change their whole appearance.
"And smiling also touches other people, so there is sure to be a ripple effect every time."
Ms Kumar and the other nine contestants visited the Pure Fiji factory in Vatuwaqa yesterday. From the visit, Pure Fiji will choose a winner for the Best Skin Award that will be announced on Saturday at Tappoo City.
The Miss India Fiji pageant begins at 6pm.