As its yearly tradition, the pageant began with a church service today at the St John's Anglican Church downtown, Port Moresby.
This year's six contestants and the committee, including reigning Miss PNG and Miss Pacific Islands Abigail Havora, joined the fellowship, led by Bishop Danny Guka.
A timely message delivered encouraged the congregation to support leaders both physically and spiritually.
Bishop Danny made particular mention of the contestants of their boldness in being models for their communities.
Bishop Danny offered a special prayer and on behalf of his congregation, wished the pageant all the best.
The pageant, in a show of kindness, donated a K1000 cheque to the church. The pageant’s assistance has also seen the church equipped with a new PA system.
This is the first show of the contestants together, which will follow with a very busy week leading to the crowning this Saturday, October 22.
All contestants were dressed in white, wearing outfits designed by respective designers.
Miss Queen Emma Chocolate Lois Ilave also spotted the signature Baiwa pumps by her designated designer, Natasha Tamanabae of Baiwa designs.