Liahona Alumni's Ebony Nuku crowned Miss Heilala 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 00:00 MINISTRIES - Tourism
31 July 2012. Ebony Nuku (24), who represented the Miss Liahona Alumni, was the lucky contestant to win Tonga's Miss Heilala 2012-13 as announced on 27 July at the Pangai Lahi.

Ebony was one of seven young women contesting in this year's Miss Heilala Pageant which was held in Nuku'alofa from July 23-28, and was concluded with the beautiful spectacle of the usual Heilala Float Parade last weekend.

Miss Nuku is a graduate student from the Brigham Young University in Hawaii, having attained a Bachelor of Social Work. Ebony lives in Fanga and has interest in becoming a qualified child counselor.

Having won the 2012 the Miss Heilala title, Ebony wishes to pursue her studies with a Master of Social Work in the near future.

The Prize for the Miss Heilala 2012/2013 is a cash prize of $3,000 pa'anga (TOP$ 3000), a wardrobe worth $2,000 pa'anga (TOP$2,000), 2 return-tickets to Los Angeles, 2 return-tickets to Vava'u and 3 nights of accommodation at Puataukanave Hotel.

The Miss Heilala 2012/2013 will represent Tonga to the Miss South Pacific Competition in American Samoa in December.

The Miss Heilala Pageant was organized by the Ministry of Labour, Commerce & Tourism in association with various sponsors from the private sector. Details of the Miss Heilala Competitions are as follows:

Miss Heilala 2012:

Miss Liahona/ Saineha Alumni - Ebony Nuku

First Runner up:

Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters

Second Runner up:

Miss Horizon Sun - Zola Fauolo

Winners of Competitions:

Winner of Sarong Wear - Miss Bou's Fashion - Diamond Langi
Winner of Talent Category - Miss Lady Maria's Australia - Siulolo Ramsey
Winner of Miss Tau'olunga - Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters
Winner of Contemporary Island Creations - Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters
Winner of Pageant Interview - Miss Horizon Sun - Zola Fauolo

Float Parade ($1,000 cash prize each)

Tourism Category - Palu Aviation
Culture Category - Miss Lady Maria Australia - Siulolo Ramsey



Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.

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