After some embarrassing criticism from Samoa’s prime minister (embarrassing for him, that is), 21-year-old Latafale Auva’a headed to China with a promise to “represent the Pacific with pride” on the Miss World stage. And she did!
* Working with Gwendolyn Tuaitanu (Miss Samoa 09) in the final weeks of her reign as Miss Samoa and feeling more than sad that I would be saying goodbye to my first Miss Samoa (everyone at S.T.A has had a favourite depending on the year that they started working here)
* Being part of the Mc Donald’s Variety Show Organising committee and screening the crazy talents of the Samoan people – highlights would have been – Michael Jackson Impersonator, Tufulele Methodist Youth (thier faataupati was so good, we suggested them for the Miss Samoa Pageant), Six8Five (our only international act from NZ lol – Google them!), Coral Reef Academy (GO GIVENS!!!) & Lupesiliva (the crowd favourites and for Samoan Hip Hop, they were ok) but then again, I’m not a dancer – so I wouldn’t know.