Caption: Judges for the casting (L-R) FBC Television Presenter, Clarence Dass, Miss World Fiji Auditions Director, Andhy Blake, reigning Miss Fiji, Koini Vakaloloma interviewing a participant at Zig Zag cafe, Prouds. Photo: MARGARET NAQIRI.
By JOSEPHINE NAVULA
More than twenty young women turned up for the 63rd Miss Fiji Casting held at Nadi for the first time ever on Saturday at the Zig Zag caf?, Prouds.
Speaking to The Jet Newspaper, reigning Miss Fiji, Koini Vakaloloma said this is a good opportunity for the young women to showcase their talents and capabilities.
?We have the potential, so this is a good time to come out and Miss Fiji and Miss World platform does that by bringing out their talent and at the same time be a good ambassador for Fiji.?
?For all the young women out there, don?t be shy because I was once there and somehow Miss Fiji has molded me to become a good ambassador,? she said.
Auditioning at the castings, third year law student of the University of Fiji, 23 year old, Ana Dicavu said this is an opportunity for a lot of young women to come and stand up for what they believe in.
?Miss World Fiji is an important platform for young i-taukei and other races in this country to come together and voice out our opinions and what we believe in,? she said.
Miss Fiji Castings Director, Andhy Blake said the casting was a successful one.
?The casting was a great turn out for Nadi. We saw girls with a lot of potentials from different backgrounds who were doctors, lawyers and a lot of student, so it was very exciting,? he said.
Next casting to take place at the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation?s building, on Saturday 23rd.