FIJI'S traditional dance will not be featured at the September 28 finale of the 63rd Miss World Pageant in Bali, Indonesia.
This, after judges were unimpressed by the national costumes worn by Miss Fiji Caireen Erbsleben during the pageant's preliminary rounds on Friday.
Miss World Fiji national director Andhy Blake said the national costume titled Earth was designed by Aisea Konrote and voted for by the public.
"On Friday, the preliminary rounds to select the world's best national costumes took place and Miss Fiji's costume failed to make it to the next round," Mr Blake said.
This also eliminates Fiji's traditional dance being performed during the live telecast on September 28 in front of an estimated audience of one billion," Mr Blake said.
He said last year's national costume took centre stage after being chosen as Best National Costume which opened the Dances of the World during the pageant held in Mongolia, China.
"The image of last year's national costume also became the home page of Tourism Peru, trended on Yahoo in North America, was requested for a museum in London and, this year became the inspiration behind many competing countries' costumes including powerhouse of beauty, Venezuela." The best national costume will officially open the 2013 Dances of the World.
Miss Samoa Penina Maree Paeu, whose costume has advanced to the next round, is also expected to be in the final line-up on September 28.