Miss PNG ready to transfer Crown

Reigning Miss PNG Abigail Havora will soon transfer the crown and title to another young woman on October 22.

And as we count down on the days, Loop PNG asked her about her reign and how she feels about ending it.

Here’s the brief interview:

How has it been juggling the responsibilities of Miss PNG as well as Miss Pacific Island and your personal life?

It’s been really stressful. I think the reason why it’s very stressful for me is my timetable with my studies is really full on.

I’ve had to compromise either one, sometimes I had to compromise my studies or pageant duties to fit in.

I’ve had to do a lot of juggling, prioritising but the pageant committee has been very supportive. We’ve managed, we’ve come this far and it’s not over yet.

Soon we will be crowing another young woman to take on the role as Miss PNG. How do you see that?

I’m looking forward to it. I know I’ve done my part, my bid as Miss PNG and I hope that I left a positive impact, not just within my own sphere but in other people’s lives as well.

I am looking forward to crowning the new Miss PNG because what I believe is that when a new girl is crowned, she’s not better than the other, but she brings a new standard.

When we look at the girl in the previous year, we limit ourselves already but if you win, you come in and say I’m going to show them what I can do, what I’m made of and that’s what we want to see.

Every year we see Miss PNG to be bigger and better and to accomplish more than what the previous Miss PNG did. That’s what I’m looking forward to.

I know that there are a lot of things I could have done that I didn’t do because of my tight schedule. I know the next Miss PNG will bring something different and I know the country will be proud of her regardless.

How involved will you be in grooming the next Miss PNG to Miss Pacific Island Pageant?

I’ll help her out in any way I can which is what I’m already doing with all the contestants coming in. I want to help them with whatever worked for me because we’re all about helping each other.

The Miss Pacific Island Pageant PNG currently has five contestants.

Gloria Bauai