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Queen's experience: Great, exciting and tiresome

Dawn Gibson
Friday, July 11, 2014

POISED prettily on the Victoria Balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel earlier this week, this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Queen contestants looked picturesque in their vintage-themed attire, appropriately sporting large white beads and lacy dark dresses.

And the resounding message from these stunning young women is that the festival has provided them with a great deal of learning.

One of the contestants, Miss GPH Adele Lingam said so far, the journey had been filled with exciting challenges and interesting learning opportunities.

"So far, it has been a truly interesting journey," she said.

"And as you know, every journey has a destination and this is my journey to the Hibiscus Festival and it has been a great, exciting ride. At times, it gets a little bit tiresome, but that's all part of the journey and I've learned so much in these last few weeks, so I feel really good about that."

Adding on to Miss GPH's comments was 20-year-old Miss Suva Electric Pauline Simmons, who said learning the small but important parts of being in the competition made it all worth it.

"I was especially interested in the runway walking because I have never walked the way models walk before, so that was an interesting challenge," she said.

"But all in all, it's an important platform for me and I know it will take me to better places."








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