Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miss Vanuatu 2013 relaunched by the Vanuatu Tourism Office

Media release 25 April 2013: After 8 years of Miss Glenda Laban winning Miss Vanuatu Tourism 2005, the Vanuatu Tourism Office and its partners are proud to introduce Miss Republic of Vanuatu 2013. It is a follow up competition, and from this year onwards this will be an Annual event organized and run in association with the Vanuatu Tourism Office to determine the country’s Miss Vanuatu winner to represent the Republic of Vanuatu in the overseas beauty pageants contests. 
Beauty Pageants such as Miss World and Miss Universe are now organized and hosted world wide as a prestigious competition between women to earmark and preserve beauty and intelligence. Not only are they the driving force to empower women today but also for charitable occasions and causes.
The General Manager of the VTO and Chairlady of the Organizing Committee said the aim of this year’s competition is to develop an opportunity for the Ni-Vanuatu young woman to use their God given talents in taking the lead to promote their pride “Vanuatu” within any regional and international beauty pageant events organized by the Vanuatu Tourism Office as part of the destination marketing awareness for the world to further ‘discover what matters in Vanuatu’.
 As successfully re launched, run and organized in 2005 with great benefits to the country, it is now time to determine who will be our national ambassador to Miss Asia Pacific World 2013, this year in South Korea.
Mrs Kalpoi further reported that the Organizing Committee has agreed to donate a percentage of funds raised to the Vanuatu Pikinini Association that goes directly to schools in the outer islands of Vanuatu.  

Contestants interested in the competition are invited to apply and must meet the following criteria’s: 
- Be between 18 and 25 years old.
- Be at least 165cm tall.
- Be citizen and resident of Vanuatu.
- Have at least a secondary education.
- Have a pleasant personality.
- Represent them confidently.
Contestant must provide two pictures – (a passport size & a full body length photo)
All applications are to be received by the 11th of May, 2013 as final date of entrance.
Application forms will be available at the Vanuatu Tourism Information Centre on working days from 8am to 5pm.

 “It is a beauty, intelligent and talent contest to uncover the natural abilities and beauty of Vanuatu Women. The winner will be crowned “Miss Republic of Vanuatu 2013” and will be the face of Vanuatu representing the Vanuatu Tourism Office on national and international events.” said Mrs Kalpoi.