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Tribute to supporters

Torika Chandra
Monday, July 28, 2014

MISS World Fiji Charlene Tafuna'i paid tribute to her family, friends and fans after she won the crown at the Pearl Resort South Pacific in Pacific Harbour over the weekend.

The 20-year-old Samoan with maternal links to Taveuni said she wouldn't have come this far without the public's strong support.

"I owe them this crown," Miss Tafuna'i said.

"The support has been overwhelming and so encouraging.

"My friends on Facebook, my family who have stood by me through all this — I thank you all.

"I thank the organisers for this opportunity and I pray that I will represent Fiji proudly at the Miss World international pageant in London."

She said she was looking to further prepare herself for the international pageant in December.

"I still have a lot of things that I need to work on, my confidence and public speaking for one.

"I know that the competition is of international standard so I will have to up the ante on preparations."

Ms Tafuna'i asked the people of Fiji to continue supporting her as she represented the country on the international stage.

"I cannot do this without the public's support. Please bear with me, support me and help me as I prepare and represent Fiji to the Miss World pageant.

"With support, success is inevitable."

Runners-up Vasiti Radekedeke and Asena Rokotuiwai congratulated Ms Tafuna'i for her win and wished her well for the upcoming international event.





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