An initiative of Riback Stevedores to help the Ahi people of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ms Ahi finalists decided

Wagang village beauty Emily Namung (pictured) is one of six finalists in the Miss Ahi pageant after yesterday's (Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010) traditional dress segment at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in lae.
Namung, 21, who has completed Grade 12 at Coronation College in Lae, impressed judges on Monday and yesterday to make it into Friday's night's crowning at the Lae International Hotel.
A fullhouse crowd packed the volleyball court area at the stadium to watch the 15 contestants - from the six Ahi villages of Yalu,
Kamkumung, Hengali, Butibam, Yanga and Kamkumung - strut their stuff and explain their traditional dress.
Unfortunately, nine had to be eliminated, leaving the final six being Alang Issac from Butibam, Christine Amos and Christine Oscar from Yanga, Lynn Kahata from Kamkumung, Helgah Kenny from Kamkumung and
The Miss Ahi pageant is one of the highlights of the week-long inaugural Ahi Festival at the stadium.

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