Voting for Miss Pacific Islands pageant 2016 begins

The Miss Pacific Islands pageant 2016 officially begins today.

The pageant week begins with a church service and over the course of the week will assess each contestants through various activities planned.

Contestants representing eight Pacific Islands - American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tonga have all gathered in Apia, Samoa.

Contestants and their teams started arriving in Samoa last week for the 30th anniversary of the Miss Pacific Islands.

Samoa is the host of this year’s pageant which begins today, Sunday 27th November to Friday 2nd December, with the Pageant night to be held on Friday December 2 at 7pm at Gymn 1 in Tuanaimato.

The Samoan government established and hosted Pacific’s first ever pageant 30 years ago, established as Miss South Pacific Islands Pageant and later renamed and relaunched in 2014 as the ‘Miss Pacific Islands Pageant’ in order to reflect on the broader Pacific region.

The annual event has come a long way in recognising and promoting the attributes, intelligence and talents of young Pacific Island women, as is reflected in this year’s Pageant Theme – ‘Celebrating our History and Embracing our Future’.

Voting is now officially open. To vote your favourite contestants:

Gloria Bauai