Apart from promoting awareness of marine conservation, reigning Miss PNG Rachel Sapery James is also a strong advocate of health and fitness, The National reports.
After winning the much-coveted title two months ago, James is now preparing to compete in the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Port Moresby from Nov 22-27.
Reigning Miss PNG, Rachel Sapery James on the catwalk.
With only a month to go, a fundraising committee has been established to help her prepare for the event.
This is an opportunity for James to showcase PNG to rest of the Pacific region and do the country proud.
She is appealing to all Papua New Guineans including business houses for their support in the event.
James will be joining 10 other contestants from Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati.
Last year’s winner was Fiji’s Merewalesi Nailatikau who was in the country earlier this month to officially launch the pageant.
The young and inspiring Miss James is no ordinary beauty and brains.
A marine biologist by profession, she is also a tri-athlete and loves to dance salsa.
Salsa or zumba is the latest fitness craze taking Port Moresby by storm, attracting mainly women.
It is a fun and dynamic exercise which is exciting and different - fitness programme that the whole family can enjoy.
You don’t need dance training to participate and there is no partner involved.
Even the most un-coordinated person can give it a try!
All you need is an instructor to give fewer verbal cues with participants to watch the movements and feel the music.
It takes Latin music and dancing out of the dance studio and into the gym!
So if you haven’t tried zumba and want to see what the craze is all about, come on down to the indoor sports complex, Sir John Guise Stadium, for ‘The Miss PNG Zumba Fitness Party’ happening on Saturday from 3pm-4pm.
There will be prizes for the best outfit, best dancer and the fittest looking and performing participants so come along and support the event!
Tickets are selling at K20 adults and K15 kids below the age of 12.
All funds raised will go towards supporting Miss PNG’s preparations for the Miss South Pacific Pageant.
For tickets, you can contact Chrissilla Kabe Talis on 322 9175.
The Miss PNG zumba fitness party will be coordinated by Milla Nash of McNash Fitness.