Update: 2:30PM THE Vodafone Hibiscus contestants were hosted to a morning tea by the Suva City Council's special administrator this morning at Civic Centre.
"It takes a lot of courage to enter the Hibiscus contest, and I thank you," SCC special administrator Chandu Umaria said.
"Whatever the judges' decision as to who will wear the crowns of the various categories, I know that this week will be of tremendous benefit to all of you and will remain among your happiest memories."
The prince, princess, lady, king and queen contestants in turn treated the guests to some items before they continued with their respective programs.
Tonight, the queen contestants will compete in their second public judging, in the talent show. The 2013 Hibiscus queen will be crowned on Saturday night.