Miss Pacific Islands Pageant

Digicel welcomes Miss Nauru to Samoa

Detsiogo who is also a Digicel brand ambassador arrived yesterday afternoon.

She met with Digicel executives including CEO Rory Condon in Apia today.

Loop Samoa spoke with Detsiogo who was crowned Miss Nauru in a pageant in her home nation early this year.

Detsiogo says the fun and adventure during the pageant were at times nerve racking.

"Especially the public speaking times. It’s so hard to speak when you have a lot of people staring back at you," she said.

Project to empower local designers

It is meant to be a show to bring together a pool of designers to create garments with unique PNG designs that will be worn by the Miss PNG entrant to the Miss Pacific Island Pageant (MPIP) in Samoa in December.

Most designers who participated at last night’s event were small entrepreneurs, working from their home space.

Over the years, according to reigning Miss PNG Abigail Havora, the pageant has assisted some of them by assigning them to create outfits for Miss PNG entrants.

"This year, we are supporting with more incentives," she said.