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Ophelia Kitiliti Kava – Miss Appraxus NZ- crowned Miss Heilala 2017

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 10/07/2017


Ophelia Kitiliti Kava 23 from Auckland NZ has been crowned the Miss Heilala 2017 at the Miss Heilala Ball on Friday night.


Ophelia represented the Miss Appraxus NZ 2017, and she was placed second in the talent and Tau’olunga competitions and third in Sarong wear.


The new Miss Heilala was crowned by the guest of Honor of the program – Hon. Lupepau’u Taione with the help from the Miss Heilala 2016 – Miss Laura Lauti and the Minister for tourism – Hon. Semisi Sika.


Ophelia’s prizes includes TOP$5,000 cash prize, a return ticket for two to San Francisco and other prizes.


The first runner-up was Miss Tuitui Fashion – Titania Matekuolava, second runner up Miss S&S USA Store – Linga Tamoua, 3rdrunner up Miss Tonga Tourism – Margarita Havea, and 4th runner up Miss Havelu Park – ‘Etina Paea.


Other prizes were also awarded early Saturday morning which includes this year’s modelling training with expenses paid offered to three of the contestants by Mele Lilo from Salt Lake City, CEO of Exalt Fashion.


The three includes Miss Tonga Tourism, Miss S&S USA Store and Miss Sustainable Tourism.


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