8 Jul 2019

Beauty pageant organisers try to gag outspoken contestant

From The Panel, 4:42 pm on 8 July 2019

In Tonga there's a hulabaloo over the Miss Heilala beuty pageant. Over the weekend the outgoing Miss Heilala, Kolo Funganitao, used her farewell speech to lambast the organisers for not protecting her from bullying, lying and backstabbing. The twist is that reporters say as she was giving her controversial speech, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika got the DJ to play loud music to drown out Kalo and her mic was eventually cut.