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A new Miss American Samoa will be crowned tonight

 Miss American Samoa Magalita Johnson with the 5 contestants during last Saturday's float parade.

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The official kick-off for this year’s Miss American Samoa pageant activities started this past weekend. A sacrament meeting was held this past Sunday, Sept. 22nd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pava’ia’i 2nd ward, home to outgoing Miss American Samoa, Magalita Johnson.

It was the Pago West Stake presidency that delivered Sunday’s message, while the Pava’ia’i 2nd Ward Relief Society delivered the lesson, and provided the refreshments. Paradise Pizza sponsored the Sunday toana'i.

This year’s Miss American Samoa contestants, enjoying their Sunday toana’i, sponsored by Paradise Pizza. The girls will take center stage Friday night, Sept. 27 to vie for the Miss Am Samoa 2019-2020 crown. [photo: courtesy]

The night before, on Saturday, Sept, 21st, the contestants, along with their sponsors, family members, and friends, were treated to a VIP dinner at Tradewinds Hotel. Earlier in the day, the contestants took to the streets for the annual float parade which culminated at the Fagatogo Marketplace.

This year, Tautua Mo Oe (Frank Gaisoa and family, Windows Plus, and Beverage Plus) has stepped up as the GOLD sponsor for the pageant, which will be held tonight at the ASCC Multi-Purpose Auditorium.

Pictured in no particular order are the five contestants: Epifania Petelo, Jo-nica Ta’aitulagi Tuiteleleapaga, Brenda Fa’afua Foleni, Menora-Justine M. Samoa, and Tauaitala Leasiolagi. Also pictured is Miss American Samoa Incorporated (MASI) president Simeafou Imo, TMO patriarch Frank Gaisoa (center), TMO official Francine Gaisoa, and reigning Miss American Samoa, Magalita Johnson. [photo: courtesy]