Kalo Funganitao

Tongan beauty queen stripped of title

Kalo Funganitao accused organisers of the Miss Heilala beauty pageant of tormenting and bullying her before leaving the stage without crowning the new winner, Yehenara Soukoup.

The executive committee of the Tonga Tourist Association, which organizes the annual pageant, issued a statement saying Miss Funganitao had not fulfilled the requirements of her position and that all records of her reign would be removed.