Miss International and Miss Earth to be postponed by Covid-19

Tuesday May 26, 2020 Written by Published in Entertainment
Emma Kainuku-Walsh, left, Miss Oceania Tajiya Sahay, Miss Cook Islands Association patron Akaiti Puna and Pearl Lazaro at Rarotonga Airport in January, on her return from the Miss World pageant in London. 20011251 Emma Kainuku-Walsh, left, Miss Oceania Tajiya Sahay, Miss Cook Islands Association patron Akaiti Puna and Pearl Lazaro at Rarotonga Airport in January, on her return from the Miss World pageant in London. 20011251

The Miss Cook Islands Association is holding its annual general meeting tonight – and will be celebrating a world-beating year.

Held at The Islander Hotel, the meeting will discuss operational results over the last year, as well as planning for 2020-21. 

Miss Cook Islands 2019 Tajiya Eikura Sahay went on to represent the country at the Miss World event last year, where she placed 6th overall, and brought home the Miss World Oceania continental queen crown and sash. 

The association are working on arrangements to prepare first Runner-Up Emma Kainuku-Walsh who will represent the Cook Islands at Miss International in Japan; and second Runner-Up Pearl Lazaro, who will represent the Cook Islands at Miss Earth in the Philippines. 

“We are monitoring Covid-19 and international border restrictions closely; it is expected that Miss International and Miss Earth will be postponed to early 2021,” said association secretary Rohan Ellis.

“The team look forward to seeing the hard-working members this afternoon and interested individuals are invited to join the progressive committee.”

New members were welcome to join this dynamic group of professionals, he said, who provided life-changing opportunities for young Cook Islands women.

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