Update: 3:24PM A STRONG crowd of over 2000 people converged on Subrail Park last night to witness the crowning of the King and Lady contestant winners of the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North.
Nimilote Naisorotabua was over the moon after he was crowned the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North King.
He said his participation in the festival was a life-changing experience.
Mr Naisorotabua thanked his sponsors Dee Zone Tyres, his fellow contestants and his family for being his source of strength and refuge during the carnival.
Also crowned on Friday night was Makelesi Raciri who is the new Lady Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North.
As a conservation officer, Ms Raciri thanked God for choosing her to voice out the importance of environment preservation through the festival.
Meanwhile, Miss Northern Health Services Adi Vika Francis won the Miss Personality title while Miss Apco Coatings, Lice Kurisaru won the Miss Photogenic title in the Queen categories
Mr Dalip Chand, Tevita Roqica won the Mr Personality title.
The Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North queen will be crowned tonight.