27 Sep 2023

Samoan beauty queen sheds light on Pacific issues

From , 6:00 am on 27 September 2023
Miss Samoa 2023-2024 Moemoana Schwenke

Miss Samoa 2023-2024 Moemoana Schwenke Photo: Eveni Carruthers

Earlier this month, Samoa crowned its new Miss Samoa for 2023 - 2024, Moemoana Safa'ato'a Schwenke. 

The proud tausala Samoa and siva afi (fire dancing) performer isn't afraid to voice her opinions,

From addressing the climate crisis to condemning Japan's release of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific, Moemoana says she intends to shed light on Pacific priorities. 

RNZ Pacific's Finau Fonua spoke with the Samoan beauty queen.