It’s now a week since the crowning of Miss South Pacific 2010 but the memories of the events and the many judging sessions leading up to the crowning are still fresh. My memories are of last Friday night’s sarong and talent judging event at Lamana Hotel, one of our premier hotels in Port Moresby. I reckon Miss Cook Islands showed us many ways to wear a sarong but the others were equally stunning in their sarongs too.
Here are the beauties in their sarongs (or laplaps as we call them here) parade. The designs and the work that had gone into making a winning laplap out of these must have been an exciting and creative journey for some island artists and fashionistas in the region. They must have burnt the midnight oil but happily and with pride as they too were competing for the best sarong in the Pacific through this competition I believe.
In no particular order, here they are. The beautiful contestants of the Pacific Region and women with great potential for responsibility and great careers ahead of them. I was so proud and happy to have been at one of the judging events.
The sarong parade was an excellent show! Each contestant had to describe what the patterns or designs on their sarongs said about their culture and society. I gained useful insights into the cultures of these countries. A very enlightening and exciting segment indeed.
What an awesome way to spend a Friday evening.
The versatility of the humble laplap cannot be underestimated. Some interesting ideas on how we can be creative with our laplaps has been inspired by the Sarong and Talent Show for the contestants.
The next post will feature the talent segment so watch this space.