2019 Sinu Carnival: It’s beyond the looks

Vodafone Sinu Festival queen contestant Mere Tinai Wainiqolo relaxes at her hotel yesterday. Picture: RAMA

YOUR physical appearance doesn’t define what you can achieve in life, says Miss Nasinu Town Council Mere Tinai Wainiqolo.

The 19-year-old medical student is among six queen contestants vying for the Miss Nasinu title at this week’s 2019 Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival.

Originally from Nakobo Village in Cakaudrove, Ms Wainiqolo said there were certain times in her life when she found difficulties in accepting herself.

“This platform has really helped me personally because at some point in my life, I didn’t like the way I looked,” she said.

“I advise young women to be genuine than to be something they are not. You are unique and special so just be yourselves.”

Ms Wainiqolo has also encouraged young women to take part in beauty pageants and use it as a platform to build their confidence.

She hopes to become a lab technician after graduating from the Fiji School of Medicine.

If given a chance to meet a prominent figure in life, Ms Wainiqolo said it would be American singer Selena Gomez.

Contestant profile

Name: Mere Tinai Wainiqolo Age: 19 Interests: Reading, dancing and singing Favourite colour: Green Favourite dish: Chinese cuisine Siblings: Four Profession: Tertiary student

Program for the Week

Tonight: Traditional inspired attire presentation at 7pm Tomorrow: Crowning at 6pm

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