Several stories have heard and seem to be obviously cruel and untrue regarding the result of 2006 Miss South Pacific final stand on the night of the pageant.
To my understanding after reading the Miss South Pacific Pageant Rules & Regulations would be on 5 categories (Categories of the Contest pg.4) and listed
A. Pre-Pageant interview Category
B. Traditional Costume Category
C. Sarong/Lava-lava/Pareu Category
E. Stage INterview of th efive finalists
On the result, we cannot see any way Miss Cook Island shoulb be the winner of the pageant. Not even winning a category even looking at their final stand and I still question how did Miss Cook Island became the winner as well as Miss Samoa and Miss American Samoa. Shame on Samoa Committee on that. I
Miss Tonga deserves the winner. We cannot put our people first unless they were really outstanding. All of us Samoans favored Miss Tonga and she did a marvelous job representing herself and her country. On the speech day, how did it happen for Miss Samoa to win the presentation while almost everyone at the crowd thought Miss Tonga well presented her topic and very interested how constructed the contents of her presentation but more interestingly, how well she spoke and appeared in public--she's a marvelous speaker. Answering her questions, she stick to the points rather running around the push like other contestants. Also, for Sarong--did you realize that Miss Samoa did not use a Lava-lava? And, what made her different from others with that bloody turtle?
The whole pageant was full of bias and hatreds. Samoa, it's our pageant and we need to conduct this honestly and to the true reputation of our country. To the committee, you should rediscuss this issue and pass the crown from miss Cook Island to Miss Tonga. I'm not the only Samoan that wasn't satisfied with the result--most of our people thought that Miss Tonga deserved the crown.
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