“She has been crowned as the toast of the Miss Pacific Island pageant and that she has raised among others our flag with red, black, gold and white colours to fly high above the Pacific Ocean,” Polye said.
He said Havora had achieved a record victory for the country by claiming the title for the first time.
Polye also commended the other participants representing their countries.
“They all are not only worthy ambassadors of women in the region but also of their countries as well,” Polye said.
Polye recalled that in 1975, Eva Arni won the Miss Asia-Pacific title in the Philippines in which 18 countries participated.
Polye also commended those who put their efforts and commitment in representing the country through sports and other professions.
He said the beauty pageants were also goodwill ambassadors, raising issues on women’s rights.n community work including raising funds for charity.