The Miss Pacific Islands will be held in Apia this month.
This was confirmed in a notice posted on the official Miss Pacific Islands Facebook Page.
The current Miss Pacific Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu was crowned in 2019 but due to the measles and the Covid-19 pandemic, her reign was rolled over until a new ambassador is crowned.
The post indicated the pageant is from 29 January-4 February 2023.
“The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant is heading home to Beautiful Samoa.
“After three years as Miss Pacific Islands, Fonoifafo McFarland Seumanu will be passing on her crown in her home country.”
Samoa’s longest-serving Miss Samoa ambassador, Fonoifafo in a statement issued last year said not many people know this, but the primary role of Miss Samoa is to be employed by the Samoa tourism authority. “It means promoting Samoa as a tourist destination and being the face of Samoa. For me, the role extended beyond that.”
Fonoifafo a nurse by profession said to be Miss Samoa meant to serve.
“With this, I had seen many opportunities made available to me. This included being actively involved in health initiatives and engaging in programmes which promoted education in our beautiful Samoa.”
“I have seen myself grow in ways that I thought I couldn’t, especially when it comes to serving others. The personal growth I’ve experienced has made me become a better person in more ways than I could have imagined and I could not have had that without this platform.
Last September, Haylani Pearl Kuruppu was crown Miss Samoa and she will vie for the Miss Pacific Island title.