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Meet the 12 island beautifies vying for 2020 Miss Pacific Islands crown

Miss American Samoa, Epifania Petelo

Port Moresby, PNG — The crowning of Miss Pacific Islands will be held at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby Saturday evening (PNG time). Prime Minister James Marape and other dignitaries from the region will attend the event.

Current Miss Pacific Leoshina hosted the contestants in Port Moresby this week when they enteracted with city residents and urban village communities. Meet the young women ... including our own Miss American Samoa, Epifania Petelo.

TWENTY-year-old Epifania Petelo believes that behind every girl is a journey, a story, something that she is passionate about which she brings to the Miss Pacific Islands pageant.
She says “We are not just here to put on a show, but behind the scenes, we are also learning about different cultures which broaden our view of the Pacific. We are given a platform such as MPIP to share our experiences. And I believe that is an amazing thing.
“I am a part of a culture that has and continues to instil in me confidence, faith, endurance and humility. Coming from all over the Pacific with our own stories to share and with our own purposes, will be empowering.

Read more of Epi's profile and about the other contestants at