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One last show

Kajal Grant-Hindocha
Friday, July 11, 2014

AFTER 22 long years of being "Cookie the Clown", Cookie is sadly putting down his yellow wig and shiny red nose.

He has had the privilege to meet generations of Fijians and for many, he is a symbol of their childhood.

Cookie talks about his beginnings as a clown, and how it was not originally something he wanted to do.

"Originally, I wanted to be a magician but I was too clumsy, but I was good at making people laugh," he told this newspaper.

This passion for making people laugh has allowed him to travel all around the world, including Fiji, and partake at the Showcase festival.

Cookie recalls one of his fondest memories of Fiji being when he got to go to a village and perform for orphaned children.

At one of these villages, he got to see a little girl win a $500 prize in a The Fiji Times contest.

This truly humbled him and even made him want to adopt the little girl.

Something no one knows about Cookie is his real identity and as he reveals "no one will ever know".

"The best thing about this job is that after the show, I can take the costume off and no one will know who I am."

After Cookie lets go of his identity, it will be gone forever.

Cookie did hint that although he was putting down his costume, he might be picking up a new costume in the future.

He might be creating a completely different show and who knows?

Maybe, he will be back in Fiji again sometime soon.

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