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Miss PNG History

The history of Miss Papua New Guinea goes back many years however the first time the title of Miss PNG was used was just prior to Independence in 1974. Miss Charity Queen was also part of the event and the title went to the contestant who raised the most money for the PNG Red Cross.

[ 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
| 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
| 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
| 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
| 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 ]

1974

Miss Eva Arni was the first holder of the title "Miss PNG" ... Eva went on to win the Miss Asia Title in 1975


1975

Miss Eau Suve. Eau went on to win the "Best Traditional Dress" award at the Miss Asia Quest.


1976

Miss Sayah Karukaru


1977

No title awarded in 1977


1978

Miss Angeline Tukana


1979

Miss Milly Misbut


1980

Miss Mispah Alwyn


1981

Miss Jennifer Abaijah


1982

Miss Moi Eli (Miss Ok Tedi)


1983

Miss Shannel Bray


1984

Miss Patricia Mirisa


1985

Miss Carmel Vagi

Miss Communications - Carmel was jointly sponsored by the Post and Telecommunication Corporation and the National Broadcasting Commission.

Miss Boroko Rotary, Mary Ernst took out the Miss Charity Queen title. She also took out the Miss Traditional title.

[ A photo of the 1985 Contestants | Newspaper Cuttings ]


1986

Miss Anna Wild (First winner from the Highlands  Region)


1987

Miss Harriet Warren. She later relinquished the title to Miss Mabel Daure who was the 1st runner-up and Miss Charity Queen


1988

Miss Erue Taunao


1989

Miss Joycelyn Leahy


1990

Miss Nellie Ben (Miss Ok Tedi Mine)


1991

Miss Marcia Muir (Miss PNG Motors)


1992

Miss Jennifer Lemeki (Miss Big Rooster)


1993

Miss Sharon Onsa (City Pharmacy)


1994

Miss Tania Doyle


1995

Miss Imanakone Sioa (Miss NCDC)


1996

Miss Rita Stegman (Miss EMTV)


1997

Miss Lisa Linibi (Miss Coopers and Lybrand


1998

Miss Helai Oala (Miss NCDC)
Cheryl Fernandez was crowned Miss Charity Queen raising K123,429


1999

Miss Roberta Ali (Miss NCDC)


2000

Miss Ephreddie Jubilee (Miss Courts Superstore) She also took out the Miss Charity Queen raising K43,000


2001

Miss Courts Superstore - Miss Olivia Wilson won the title this year.

Miss Milne Bay Red Cross, Cecilia John took out the title of Miss Charity Queen.


2002

Miss Galley Restaurant Yaku Ninich won the title for 2002. Katherine Tabuchi, raised more than K77,000 and became the Charity Queen.
Miss Photogenic - Rita Aisi
Miss Friendship - Rita Aisi
Miss People's Choice - Rita Aisi


2003

The title went to Miss MRDC - Miss Cynthia Asi for 2003. She also raised over K158,000 to become the Miss Charity Queen.


2004

Ashwin Samson (Miss Warehouse) - Ashwin also took out Miss Charity Queen for 2004.


2005

Michelle Pala (Miss Porebada Primary School)
Miss Charity Queen - Shirley O'Connor (Miss Boroko Motors).


2006

Miss Coffee - Genevieve Roberts took out the 2006 title.
Tanya Samuel - Miss Datec - won the Miss Charity Queen title by raising just under K100,000. A total of K284,823.74 was raised by the contestants for the work of the Red Cross in PNG.

Miss Coffee was a teacher at -- Goroka Grammar School -- when she won the title.


2007

 

No contest was held in 2007

Duties of Miss PNG carried out by Genevieve Roberts


2008

 

No contest in 2008

Duties of Miss PNG carried out by Genevieve Roberts


2009

Seven contestants took part in the Miss PNG and Charity Queen contest held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Port Moresby. The seven contestants were Miss University of PNG Antonia Singut, Miss Oro Filma Gadebo, Miss Ox & Palm Brigitte Wase, Miss Granville Motel Christine Kenwai, Miss Simbu Isabel Nopro, Miss Milne Bay Julie Wapi and Miss Goroka Jacqueline Saleu. Two of the entrants, Miss Oro and Miss Goroka, entered the Miss PNG Quest without sponsors but managed with the support of family members, relatives and their local communities.

Miss University of Papua New Guinea, Antonia Singut, took out the title of Miss PNG for 2009. The Miss Charity Queen title went to Brigitte Wase, who entered the quest as Miss Ox & Palm, sponsored by Hugo Canning Company Limited.

  • Miss PNG - Antonia Singut
  • Miss PNG Runner-Up - Brigitte Wase
  • Miss Charity Queen - Brigitte Wase
  • Miss Charity Runner-Up - Antonia Singut
  • Miss Friendship - Antonia Singut
  • Miss Photogenic - Antonia Singut
  • Miss Patron’s Choice - Julie Wapi

A total of around K90,000 was raised by the contestants for Red Cross



2010

Miss Bank South Pacific, Rachel Sapery James, took the title of Miss PNG for 2010. She is a marine biologist from New Ireland province. 26 year old James has a master’s degree in international studies of aquatic tropical ecology and conservation from a German university. She was also named Miss Humanitarian and Miss Patron’s Choice.


2011

The 2011 Miss South Pacific PNG contest was won by Miss Nambawan Trophy Ltd Sarah Karo. She is from Hula and Gabagaba in Central province. Karo represented PNG as its cultural ambassador at the Miss South Pacific pageant held in Samoa.

2011 Miss South Pacific PNG contestants were judged in five categories: Bilum wear, sarong wear, talent, traditionally-inspired attire and stage interviews.

First runner-up was Miss Dekenai Construction Yalinu Poya
Second runner-up was Miss Frangipani Car Hires Navancca Leeanne Eyres
Third runner-up title was Miss Leahy Lewin Nutley Sullivan Augaia Jane Dalton

Other special awards went to :-

Miss Children by Choice Nicole Jeune, who took the title of Best Bilum Wear,Miss Leahy Lewin Nutley Sullivan Augaia Jane Dalton took the title of Miss Photogenic,
Miss Frangipani car Hires Navancca Leeanne Eyres took the title of Best Talent
and the Title of Miss Friendship was a tie between Miss Collingwood Bay Blanche Yogomin and Miss Dekenai Construction Yalinu Poya



2012

Crowned both Miss PNG and Miss Humanitarian for 2012, while representating the Pagini Group of Companies, was Lorainne Rifu.



2013

Christine Aiwa - originally from Chimbu, Sepik and Morobe province parentage was crowned Miss PNG


 

What used to be known as the Miss South Pacific Pageant promoting tourism and Pacific women beauty has changed its name to the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant.

The change was first raised in 2011 when board members of Papua New Guinea and Hawai’i presented their views on the issue in Apia during the Miss South Pacific pageant that year. Their concerns were that Papua New Guinea and Hawai’i were not in the South Pacific zone, yet they have always participated in the competition.


2014

 

The title of Miss Pacific Islands PNG was taken out by Miss PNG Air Services - 2014, Grace Agatha Nugi


   

2015

Miss Pacific Islands PNG 2015/2016 (crowned in November 2015)

Miss Pacific Islands PNG for 2015 / 2016 Abigail Havora
1st Runner-Up Shamilla Paliwa (Miss Garamut)
2nd Runner-Up Mary Konobo (Miss PNG Air Services)
3rd Runner-Up Takeiti Helen Vetali

Abigail Havora went on to be crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2015-2016 on the 13th of December 2015


[ 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
| 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
| 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
| 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
| 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 ]

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