THOSE who attended the colourful Adi Senikau pageant on Friday evening were treated to a night in the galaxy as the nine contestants battled it out to be dubbed the best planet.
Coming out on top was Miss Mars Benji Patel, who was crowned this year's Miss Adi Senikau.
As well as winning the crown, Patel also scooped the best dressed prize, best planet outfit prize and the best talent award.
With the theme of this year being "Queen of the Universe", and Patel representing planet Mars, the other eight contestants also represented their respective planets including Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus.
Speaking at Friday's event was chief guest FNU Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Prof Ian Rouse who said the Hibiscus Festival brought back memorable smells of festivity and was a time to celebrate.
"Wananavu Suva, wananavu Fiji. It's great to be back here as chief guest, welcome to the New York of the Pacific and welcome to the hottest ticket in town," Prof Rouse said as he greeted the crowd.
Organisers said this year's show would be out of this world in an "extra-terrestrial" kind of way and according to some of the onlookers, it certainly was.
"I thought they were very talented and smart. They were really brave to come out on the stage and raise awareness on sensitive issues in Fiji such as homophobia," said one of Friday night's observers, Elenoa Dicovi.