Ophelia Kitiliti Kava of New Zealand was crowned Miss Heilala 2017 tonight in Nuku’alofa.
The first runner up was Miss Tuitui Fashion, Titania Tiara Matekuolava while the third runner up was awarded to Miss SAS US Store, Linga Tamo’ua.
The intelligent interview was won by Miss SAS US Store, Linga Tamo’ua.
The Miss Talent competition was awarded to Miss Tonga Tourism, Makeleta ‘Ana Havea.
The Miss Tau’olunga was won by Miss Loumaile Lodge, Lilipeti Manu.
The Island Creation and Miss Sarong Wear were awarded to Miss Tuitui Fashion, Titania Tiara Matekuolava.
Kitiliti Kava received a terrific prize packages which included TP$5,000 cash and return tickets for two from Tonga to San Francisco sponsored by Fiji Airways airline.
She also received entry and a return trip overseas to the Republic of Kazakhstan to represent Tonga at the World Expo 2017 next month.
The 23-year-old receptionist at East Tamaki Healthcare, Auckland said she enjoys her job as she loves to meet, talk to and help new clients.
She has a dream of becoming a flight attendant in the future.
She is the daughter of Kalisi and Samuela Kava from Kolonga, Niua, ‘Eueiki, Mo’unga’one, ‘Atataa and Haveluloto.
The second runner up Miss Titania Tiara Matekuolava, 22, holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Manukau Institute of Technology.
She is currently working as a Coffee Club Café manager. She is the daughter of Mapu Hafoka and Tevita Tupou from Tokomololo, ʻUiha Haʻapai, Ha’avakatolo and Pea.