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The controversy that put Miss Heilala in the international spotlight

Tonga’s former Miss Heilala Kalo Funganitao has been expunged from Miss Heilala records for not fulfilling her role to crown the incoming Miss Heilala. The Kingdom of Tonga made headlines this week when Funganitao delivered a damning outgoing speech accusing organisers for bullying and mistreatment. Here’s what happened.

Tagata Pasifika reaction: https://tpplus.co.nz/news-politics/talanoa-tagata-pasifika-weigh-in-on-the-miss-heilala-controversy/

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