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New team takes the rein of Miss Pacific Island Pageant

The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG Inc. (MPIP PNG) officially handed over custodianship of the prestigious platform to the new custodians ‘Miss Bird of Paradise PNG’ last Friday.

MPIP PNG under the leadership of chairman Molly O’Rourke since 2016, has been the official custodian and operator of the Miss PNG Pageant – crowning annually a young woman as the official

Tourism and Culture Ambassador for the Nation, who represented PNG at the annual regional Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.

MPIP PNG since 2015 has delivered over K 1.4 million in cash scholarships, to over 400 young women in mainly the focus areas of health, education and agriculture all over the country, awarded business scholarships through partners IBS and successfully claimed for PNG the prestigious regional Miss Pacific Islands Crown, three times over this period from 2015 to 2023, with Queens Dr Abigail Havora (Cook Islands), Leoshina Kariha (Tonga) and Josie Nicholas (Samoa).

The new team under the banner of Miss Bird of Paradise PNG’ is chairman Anna Bais and supported by deputy chair Ruby Kerepa, treasurer and chaperone Michelle Hauofa, admin and logistics Anna Veratau among others.

The outgoing MPIP PNG team since 2016, of chair Molly O’Rourke, deputy chair Genevieve Igara-Falevai, treasurer and chaperone Lewa LK James – acknowledged with sincere thanks and gratitude long time sponsors, former contestants and queens and their teams, government, corporate and business partners, media, designers, models and industry stakeholders, suppliers and contractors, ticket buyers and the families and friends of MPIP PNG.

They also acknowledged former custodians, chairpersons and patrons and former committee members who have contributed to the cause and history of the Miss Papua New Guinea Pageant and Quest.

Without the support of many, the growth & successes would not have been possible.