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Tongan national wins Adi Senikau crown

Mere Naleba
Sunday, August 24, 2014

A TONGAN national won the Adi Senikau pageant at this year's Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.

Fatima Gyllenhaal Halafini-Kardashian, 21, of Nukualofa thanked the organisers of the show and said it was an event with a concept that could only be described as "beautiful".

She had used the Hibiscus show as a platform where she advocated on the link between homophobia and climate change. She strongly believes the gay community should also be part of the four groups that is said to be deeply affected by climate change.

"Gay people should be one of the vulnerable groups and my wish is that gay people are included in this vulnerable group," she said.

Ms Halafini-Kardashian as Miss Tavake was portraying effort of a bird which can only be found in Tonga. She said the bird could only be seen during a royal ceremony where this unique bird which was of red and white in colour would appear.

"The bird Tavake is a very glamorous bird and is unique to where I come from," she said.

Ms Halafini-Kardashian said she and her friends raised more than $5000 to enable her to come to Fiji for the Adi Senikau pageant.








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