Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Torika Watters - Miss World Fiji 2013
The schoolgirl beauty queen Torika Watters has now made a statement on the Mai Life Facebook page that she had left the pageant “lies, deception and lack of transparency” behind this past week and was getting on with her life in Nadi.
Although the pageant concluded late last month, the Miss World Organisation had yet to add Miss Watters, winner of the Fiji franchise, to the list of beauty queens on its official website.
The organisation did not respond to queries emailed to it by Wansolwara – but Fiji franchise director Andhy Blake has since confirmed changes.
First runner-up Koini Vakaloloma will represent Fiji in Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18 and Miss Watters will represent Fiji in Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, he said.
Earlier, Mr Blake had refused requests for an in-person interview with Wansolwara. When asked over the phone whether Watters had been accepted into the international competition, he said “it’s a surprise”.