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Results for Miss Heilala 2019

Saturday 6 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Attempts were made to silence the outgoing Miss Heilala 2018, Kalo Funganitao, after Miss Heilala officials tonight unplugged her microphone during her final speech. Kalo had started to voice her struggles over the past year, and criticized Tongan organisers for their lack of support at the Miss Pacific Islands beauty pageant held in Nuku'alofa last year.
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Saturday 6 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yehenara Soukop (20) won the crown of the Miss Heilala 2019 early this morning Saturday, July 6 at the Miss Heilala Ball held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, in a dramatic finale. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 5 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful Heilala floats parade on Taufa'ahau Road attracted hundreds of people lining the roads in the Nuku'alofa CBD on July 4, a public holiday to mark King Tupou VI's 60th birthday, and happily without the rain that had caused cancellation of some events over the last few days. Photos by Linny Folau and Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 4 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fantastic island creations and colourful sarongs were showcased on Wednesday night July 3, during the 2019 Miss Heilala Pageant, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday 3 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s traditional dancing and costumes were on show at the Miss Heilala Tau‘olunga competition on Tuesday night, July 2 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The top five contestants were announced for the Miss Heilala Pre-Pageant Interview held on July 1, the first judging event held at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 1 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This week is packed with day and night events as the 2019Heilala Festival and the 60th birthday celebrations for King Tupou VI runs from July 1-7 in Nuku’alofa. Programs were held today despite the heavy rain.
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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty out of 25 contestants vying for the Miss Heilala 2019 crown, made their first public appearance this afternoon, June 26 at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 11 June 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Melefifita Percilla ‘Alovili from Brisbane will participate in the Miss Heilala Pageant, from June 26 to July 5, a highlight of the Heilala Festival in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 29 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga in June starts its busy season of events, with church conferences, national shows and the annual Heilala festival leading up to the marking of King Tupou VI 60th Birthday celebrations on July 4 in Nuku’alofa.
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