Polynesian quest gets its first Aussie entrant

By , 19/06/2018 11:34

LIVERPOOL beauty Shiloh Phillips was never particularly attracted to modelling.
Nanjing Night Net

But that changed when she was chosen for the fourth annual Mr and Miss Polynesia Pacific pageant.

“Some family members saw the pageant advertised and said I should try out for it so I did,” she said.

“All I wanted to do was sport all my life but this appealed to me because it had a Polynesian flair.”

The New Zealander, 20, is in her second year at Inspire Bible college on Hoxton Park Road.

She will take a break from her studies to fly to Hawaii for the competition on September 28.

This year’s theme is Glamour and the Golden Age of Waikiki.

There are six categories to get through, including an initial online section for the people’s vote, another for natural couture then everyday wear, evening wear and a talent section. The finale is called Fantasy Polynesia.

“It makes Las Vegas look shy,” she said.

Five men and five women of Polynesian blood are chosen from all over the world.

Miss Phillips said this was the first year an Australian had been selected.

“It’s a really well-known event in the Polynesian community,” she said. “I didn’t believe it at first that I’d been selected. I had to read the acceptance email about four times then a friend read it to me, too. I’m overwhelmed but excited and once we have the action plan in place it should be good.”

Miss Phillips has a small team to help, including a manager, makeup artist, wardrobe assistant and fashion designer. Her manager is the founder of a singing and dancing group where Shiloh used to work as a Polynesian dancer.

Beauty Queen: Liverpool beauty Shiloh Phillips, 20, will compete to become Miss Polynesia Pacific. Photo: Luke Fuda.

Beauty Queen: Liverpool beauty Shiloh Phillips, 20, will compete to become Miss Polynesia Pacific. Photo: Luke Fuda.

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