REPRESENTING Fiji at the World Supermodel Pageant as a teen supermodel was something that Angela Sue Viti did not expect this year.
The 16-year-old lass from Oneata in Lau had always wanted to represent Fiji through modelling and saw this opportunity to showcase what Fiji has to offer the world in terms of modelling, talent and fashion.
Ms Viti said she was participating mainly for the exposure and the experience.
"I also see this as a great opportunity to meet people from around the world, particularly those who have the same interest as I do," she said.
"This is not the first time I'm participating in a pageant.
"I had recently participated at the Hibiscus Festival and also participated at the MHCC Miss Teen competition last year where I had won first runner-up."
She said she was now more comfortable entering beauty pageants because of her experience in past local pageants.
"I hope to not only gain a lot of experience from the pageant but I hope to have a lot of fun with other supermodels who are part of the beauty pageant," she said.
"It is not all about getting down to business and trying to win the crown but it is about communicating with people from around the region and the world.
"The other supermodels are beautiful and I love the fact that we get to strengthen our relationship at this beauty pageant rather than focus on winning the crown," she said.