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August 22, 2007

Samoan Beauty Queen at Pasifika Festival

Polynesian Beauty Queen at Auckland Pasifika Festival
Polynesian Beauty Queen at Auckland Pasifika Festival 2007
Pasifika is an annual Polynesian festival held in Auckland in early March. All the many and varied Polynesian groups gather at Western Springs Park west of downtown Auckland and celebrate their cultures with traditional dancing, entertainment, and food. It is the largest Polynesian festival in the world, which isn't a difficult feat for Auckland which enjoys the largest population of people originating from the South Pacific Islands in addition to the native Maori people of New Zealand. The Maori name for New Zealand, by the way, is Aotearoa.

This photo is of a contestant in the Samoan beauty contest. And quite a beauty she is too.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hae datz my friend titi!!

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