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Six beauty queens vying for Miss Pacific Islands crown

Six Pacific beauty queens will be vying for the crown at the Miss Pacific Islands pageant that begins in Tonga today.

This year's contestants are Miss Tonga Kalolaine Funganitao, Miss Samoa Sonia Piva, Cook Islands Lydia Simonis, Miss Tuvalu Emelipelesa Panapa, Miss Papua New Guinea Leoshina Mercy Kariha and Miss American Samoa Magalita Johnson.

The pageant theme is Pasifiki Masini or Magnificent Pacific. Contestants will be judged on interviews today followed by a sarong, talent and traditional garments event this evening.

Reigning Miss Pacific Islands Matauaina Toomalatai from American Samoa will then pass on the crown tomorrow night at the final ceremony in 'Atele Indoor Stadium.

Six Pacific beauty queens will be contesting the Miss Pacific Islands crown in Tonga, currently held by Matauaina Toomalatai from American Samoa. Photo/ Facebook.

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