HONOLULU (KITV4) — The Mrs. Philippines World Pageant takes place this Saturday, July 30, right here on Oahu.
Before the competition, the contestants stopped by the State Capitol on Friday.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green and House Vice Speaker John Mizuno honored the 16 women. They come from a number of different countries including the Philippines, Greece, and Australia.
KITV4 spoke to a former pageant queen about why it’s important to hold the pageant here in the islands.
“It’s great because there’s a lot of Filipinos here in Hawaii and would like to promote the beauty, the culture, and especially the tourist spots here in Hawaii,” said ’19-’20 Mrs. Philippines World Pageant Queen, Meraine Rahman.
“These girls are very vibrant, they’re very beautiful, and they’re just like having fun and also we are here to empower women and inspire especially the young ladies to go for their dreams,” she added.
This year’s pageant takes place at 6 p.m. on July 30, at the Hawaii Convention Center located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue.
The pageant was previously held in Hawaii in 1986, 1988, and 2000.
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