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Focus remains on education

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLENE Tafuna'i is still recovering from the excitement of taking out the Miss World Fiji 2014 title but she is not shifting her focus from her studies anytime soon.

The 20-year-old finally returned home to the quiet suburbs of Votualevu, Nadi, on Sunday and attended school on Monday. She said education was her number one priority at the moment.

A student of Fiji National University's School of Aviation, Ms Tafuna'i said she was focusing on getting as much school work done as possible before the start of her Miss World preparations.

"At the moment, I have gone back to my original routine and this means attending my classes on time and helping my family out with chores and spending time together," she said.

An aspiring aircraft engineer, Ms Tafuna'i said her teachers had been helping her balance studies and preparations for the pageant.

Ms Tafuna'i was awarded the beach beauty, people's choice and best evening gown awards during the competition.

Her mother Mabel Tafuna'i said she admired the diligence displayed by her daughter throughout the competition.

"Taking part in the pageant did not steer her from her studies. She still does her chores at home and as parents, we are so proud of her."





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