Miss Pacific Islands and Miss PNG

Miss Pacific Islands addresses alleged racist incident

Social media was on fire regarding a racist comment hurled at Kariha last week.

In a statement sent this morning, Kariha said: “Yes, a comment by one individual in the VIP area (which refers to the whole floor area of the stadium in Tonga, as opposed to the side bleacher seating) was made - and that is something that is never nice to hear but has been said by one individual.

“Please also do not confuse what is going around on social media regarding the Miss Heilala (Miss Tonga) and me as Miss Pacific Islands.