A Heilala float parade held on Saturday July 28, concluded this year’s Heilala Festival and Pageant in Nuku’alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
Miss Heilala Pageant
A show of colorful sarong wear, creative island creation and talent show by seven Miss Heilala contestants wowed a large audience in the final judging events, before tonight’s Miss Heilala 2012-13 crowning. Photos by Linny Folau.
The top four contestants for the Miss Heilala Tau’olunga competition were announced last night at Pangai Lahi, but the winner will be announced on the final night of the Miss Heilala Pageant on Friday July 27. Prizes were awarded last night for best costumes and for the Miss Tau’olunga Junior and Miss Tau’olunga Pre-teen traditional dancing. Photos by Linny Folau.
Seven Tongan beauties registered for the Miss Heilala Pageant 2012-13 made their first public appearance this afternoon, a beautiful sunny day, during an orientation program at the Liku’alofa Beach Resort, Kanokupolu, Tongatapu.
Three local girls have joined the Miss Heilala Pageant, bringing the number of contestants this year to five, but more are expected to join before the beauty pageant starts on July 23.
Registrations for Tonga’s 2012-13 Miss Heilala Pageant remain open and so far, four contestants, including two local and two overseas girls have registered, while the organisers expect more to enter the pageant that runs from July 23-28.
Tonga’s annual Heilala Festival will be held this year under a theme “Tourism is our future” on July 16-28.