THE Fijian community in American Samoa has thrown their support behind Miss Fiji Drue Slatter as she competes in the 2012 Miss South Pacific pageant in Pagopago.
Miss Slatter, on her Twitter page, said she was overwhelmed by the support, especially from Fijians in Pagopago.
"Dinner with the Fijian community in Pagopago (on Monday). A little bit of home here at the Miss South Pacific. Viti, noqu Viti," she tweeted.
Miss Slatter is competing against nine other contestants from across the South Pacific. A week of activities has been scheduled for the contestants. Yesterday they attended a pageant briefing before a press conference and a tour of the Tauese PF Sunia Ocean Centre.
Today, the contestants will have radio interviews with local stations and visit the Hope House where they will present gifts to the residents. Later this evening they'll be hosted to dinner by the governor of American Samoa.
On Sunday they attended a church service at the Malaeloa Methodist Church held in their honour in the village of Malaeloa, the home village of the reigning Miss American Samoa, Arrielle Maloata.
The pageant ends on December 9 when the new Miss South Pacific will be crowned.