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Beauties sharpen skills

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, July 10, 2014

BY the sounds of it, the public is in for an exciting, educational and entertaining show this year, as the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival quickly takes shape.

From public speaking training, to media skills workshops and of course, the frightening runway walking — this year's Hibiscus queens have truly been keeping themselves busy dotting their I's and crossing their T's.

"They have also been going through awareness sessions on various topics, which include climate change, sexual orientation and gender identify, current affairs and media and climate change youth activism," explained Hibiscus media specialist Lice Movono-Rova yesterday.

"And in the next few weeks, they will undergo awareness sessions on Fijian cultural history, elections and politics, HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health, child protection, human rights and social justice.

"This year's Queen contestants are hardworking and intelligent. They are ordinary young girls from various walks of life seeking to do something different with their life and they see the festival as a way to do this."

Mrs Movono-Rova said one of the many categories the public could look forward to was the sarong category.








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