AS the much-awaited crowning night hovers, king and queen contestants vying for this year's prestigious Hibiscus crowns are nervous and excited about the outcomes.
Reigning Hibiscus queen Drue Slatter, who will pass on the crown tonight, said she was pleased with the talent and class the women brought to the show.
"I think the queens have done really well. I'm so impressed by their calibre and proud of what they advocated for and what they brought with them," Miss Slatter said.
"The second public judging was a clear improvement from the first one and the talent night I think it really boosted their confidence. I take my hat off to them because unless you've been a part of the pageant, you couldn't possibly understand the limits these girls have pushed themselves to," she said.
Reigning Hibiscus king Clarence Dass said the king contestants had interesting messages with them.