Latafale Auva’a – Miss Samoa 2014 v/s Samoan PM
Latafale Auva’a, Miss Samoa 2014, is heading to Miss World 2015 as planned. But she does not have the blessings or the support of the prime minister of Samoa. As the reigning winner of Miss Pacific Islands pageant, she is to be present at Miss Pacific Islands 2015 pageant to crown her successor. However, she would not be attending the event because it clashes with Miss World pageant. Samoan Prime minister Tuilaepa Maleilegaoi bashed Latafale Auva’a for this decision of skipping the national pageant saying that reaching for the international stage is trying for something that cannot be achieved. He later justified his comment saying that his priority is to ensure development of the countries that are participating in Miss Pacific Islands and hence the reactions to his say are hogwash. Latafale Auva’a says that she is clear with Miss Pacific Islands organizers on this matter and that she will be going to Miss World in order to promote Samoa internationally. She is targetting a Top 20 placement. She says that it would be nice to have blessings of the Prime minister, but she anyway does have the support of people.
Latafale Auva’a has shown immense strength by her attitude and stance on the matter. She is not just beautiful, but she is very smart too. She is a law student, has placed rugby at national level and has been doing proactive social work. It is ridiculous how a prime minister finds time to pay attention to beauty pageants and goes to the extent of enforcing his priorities on people. It is nice to see that Latafale did not give up to his negativity. Her beauty and her personality are strong and we would love to see her do well at Miss World. These are the kind of girls which deserve attention and accolades in pageantry. They are the “real role-models” for women and people at large – these are the women of substance.
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