Australian-educated Jana, 18, is one of 15 contestants in the Miss Ahi Pageant, which is part of this week's inaugural Ahi Festival.
They are all from the six Ahi villages of Yalu, Kamkumung, Hengali, Butibam, Yanga and Wagang.
Yesterday, the first day of the festival, Jana and the 14 other contestants were interviewed by judges at the Lae International Hotel before being taken back to the stadium where they were introduced to
an appreciative crowd.
Today (Tuesday) the contestants will parade in traditional costume at the stadium.
After this, a shortlist of candidates will be made up for crowning night on Friday.