ON THE WAY TO MISS WORLD

Caption:?(L-R) Pastor Netani, Miss World Fiji Charlene and 20-year old Eric from America at the Open Day for the YWAM medical Ship in Brisbane.

Miss World Fiji Charlene Tafuna?i is committed to bringing the Miss World crown to Fiji and is in training ?to make it happen.?

The Nadi 20 year old has been strongly supported in her quest by Andhy Blake, National Director of Miss World, who has mentored her on the requirements to win the title.

She has just returned from Australia where she received an advanced education in the art of makeup by Anselyn Wright, a Brisbane beauty consultant who operates her own salon.? Contestants must do their own makeup during the Miss World competition.

Mrs. Wright, originally from Sierra Leone, had spent several years in Fiji attending its International School before moving to Australia.

Miss Tafuna?i is also presently taking singing, dancing and voice lessons as well as Zumba, a physical fitness discipline that plays a major part in earning the Miss World title.

The competition also includes fund raising called ?Beauty with a Purpose? and each Miss World contestant must select a particular cause where she feels that she can be of help.

Miss Tafuna?i chose the Children?s Ward of the CWM in need of a ventilator. Her fund raising efforts are extensive reaching out to service clubs, churches and to other sources in the community. There will also be a major event to raise funds tentatively scheduled for October 26th featuring international artist Knox.

The Miss World competition is scheduled for London on Dec 14th and is expected to reach a television viewing audience of 1 billion people.

GEORGE RUBINE