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Good old days

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE year was 1984 when then 20-year-old Tamsy Simpson-Griffen was crowned Miss Hibiscus before a crowd of lively spectators who had turned up to acknowledge her win.

A whole 30 years later and Mrs Simpson-Griffen still holds fond memories of her time in the limelight and the reasons she decided to take part in the national pageant.

She shared these memories at a Taylor family reunion which began yesterday morning at Suva's Kshatriya Hall.

"I was Miss Burns Philp back then and it was such an experience — so different for me because I was a real tomboy back in the day," Mrs Simpson-Griffen said.

"Initially I was forced into it because make-up and high heels weren't really my thing, but then I thought "why not" just give it a shot?"

She said being a young girl at the time, it was the experience of a lifetime for her.

"It was really fun, it lasted about a week and I had such a great time, they didn't have the talent categories back then though, luckily because I don't know what I would've done — the only thing I did back then was play sport.








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