SINCE being crowned Miss Hibiscus, the festival's golden girl, Priscilla Reddy, has been working hard on a number of charity projects alongside school and her preparation for the upcoming Miss South Pacific Pageant.
In particular, the SPCA, which she promoted throughout the festival, has continued to hold a place close to her heart.
"When I got into it, I realised just how many challenges the animals face and that is what made me commit more time to them. Eventually I was spending almost part-time work here," she said.
Indeed, such commitment to the charity looks set to continue and Miss Reddy said, "If I were to win Miss South Pacific, this charity work would be possible on a much bigger scale."
Ms Reddy emphasised that while short-term resolutions were a great thing, she wanted her contribution to the charities she was involved with to have a more long-term impact.
"I want to go to charities directly and find out what needs to be done and what the communities want."
Over the next few weeks, her aim is to get her preparation for Miss South Pacific started so she can spend time researching her charity.
"Together with everyone I am working with, I will see what the best long-term solution is. Donating money doesn't do everything."