Miss American Samoa Matauaina Toomalatai heads to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Nadi, Fiji at the end of this month.
Prayers and blessings will be offered for Matauaina at a church service at the Onenoa EFKAS which she attends before she leaves for Fiji.
Executive Director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau, David Vaeafe, a member of the Miss Pacific Islands Board says the pageant is splated for December 1-9.
The new Miss will be crowned in an outdoor pageant at Charles Park in Nadi City on the final night.
The contest with the theme, “Climate change- action to sustain our islands,” will be part of special celebrations for the city of Nadi, which has undergone a rebuilding program
After the pageant, Miss American Samoa heads to Port Villa, Vanuatu for the Pacific Mini Games scheduled for December 1-17.