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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Dudley High student wins model of the year Litea Matanisiga
Dudley High School girl takes up modelling at Fiji's Fashion Awards this week. Congratulations Litea She might have a career ahead of her, but hey girl, keep up your maths and sciences too! Story from Fiji Sun.
MHCC Fiji Fashion Model of the year, 18-year old Litea Matanisiga . Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.
18-year old Litea Matanisiga is looking forward to her first catwalk experience abroad. The trip is part of her prize for winning the MHCC Model of the Year at the MHCC Fiji Fashion Week show last weekend.
“Last year’s model got to model overseas. I am hoping to go through the same experience as well,” Litea said.
Fiji Sun caught up with her yesterday at Dudley High School where she was preparing for the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination.
The Form Six student looked relaxed and composed despite the hectic schedule last week. She said it was an enjoyable experience at the Fiji Fashion Week.
Litea said she was blessed to win the award in her debut year. While she enjoys modelling, she said it is not a career for her. “I am just doing it for fun. It is fun though,” she said.
Originally from Kavala in Kadavu, Litea said she was signed up to model by her older sister. “My parents are now taking it seriously. They have now agreed to sign up my younger sister who is still attending Ratu Sukuna Memorial School to participate next year,” Litea said.
Introducing Peceli and Wendy. Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. The town is Labasa and our village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. We are part of Wailevu Fijian tribe with relatives in Mali Island and Naseakula village. Peceli was born in Labasa and Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.