IT'S MISS COOK ISLANDS: YOUNGEST CONTESTANT IS MISS SOUTH PACIFIC
After an arduous week of friendship and rivalry, Miss Cooks Islands’ Teuira Rachel Napa was crowned the 2013 Miss South Pacific last night.
“I feel humble to win the crown,” the 20-year-old, who was also the youngest of the 10 contestants, told the Sunday Star after her crowning.
“I believe every contestant deserves the crown because they’ve all done their best.
“But I’m happy for my victory. I’m sure my country will be proud of me.”
Ms Napa said she will always remember her time here in the Solomons.
Her first runner up was Miss Rosemarie Louise Fili of Tonga, followed by Miss Samoa’s Susana Fanueli, Solomons Tema Wickham was the third runner up, and American Samoa’s Miss Eleitino Tuisosopo rounded up the top 5.