Miss Hoata has a degree in Communication and Information and works for a local TV channel as a weather reporter. She aspires to one day become a news journalist.
She was the winner of Miss Heiva 2019 in April this year.
“Miss Heiva is a representative of our cultures; she is the ambassador of our dances, languages, songs and much more. Growing up, culture and traditions have always been part of my life, that’s why receiving this title was such an honour for me,” she said.
Miss Hoata said she was looking forward to going to PNG and would do her best to represent her island at the Miss Pacific Islands pageant in Port Moresby from November 24 to November 30 this year.
She will be one of 12 contestants vying for the crown and title of Miss Pacific Islands now being held by Papua New Guinean Leoshina Kariha.
“I always believe that to be true to one’s roots is the foundation of anyone’s life and the wings to one’s future”, she stated.
Miss Hoata credits her family and friends for moulding her into the young woman she is today.
“My two brothers shaped my love for adventures, and my parents made me aware of my choices. I feel I am strong, determined, courageous, optimistic and conscious of my environment and surroundings.”
She said the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant was providing an enviable opportunity for young women to discover the beautiful cultures and traditions as well as to share common ideas.
“I cannot wait to meet all the contestants, their chaperones and each person making this adventure possible.”