Alexandra Iakopo who nearly didn't enter the pageant as she 'thought she wasn't good enough' brought the house down with the sheer originality of her performance, puletasi design and confident interview answers.
Judge Cecelia Keil said Alexandra emerged more and more as the clear winner as the night progressed with the way she held herself and her crowd pleasing talent section.
"I see her as someone who can really go on to represent the region and be a great ambassador - she also has a great natural Samoan look and poise about her that will stand out at Miss Pacific Islands"
Alexandra performed a mock news style skit as a TV presenter brining the issues of Samoa to TV screens for her talent, topping it off with a hilarious Michael Jackson dance which won the hearts of the crowd.
Her puletasi also included this spirit of originality, the two piece with a gospel choir style cape reflecting her village of Sapali'i where the missionaries first arrived.
MISS SAMOA 2017 - Miss House Of Gold Alexandra Iakopo!
She also won Miss Personality (Voted on by her fellow contestants), Best Talent & Best Interview
We also congratulate the following category winners & runners up:
Miss Photogenic & Miss Internet: Miss EMD, Karameli Oriana Schuster
Miss National Tourism: Miss Original Style, Natasha Darryl
Best Sarong: Miss Samoa NSW, Fasi Faitala Talimatasi Liolevave
Best Puletasi: Miss Samoa Victoria, Adele Faaosofia
Best Traditional Inspired award: Miss Samoa Victoria, Adele Faaosofia
4th runner up: Miss Samoa NZ, Natalie Leitulagi Toevai
3rd runner up: Miss Tapz Fashion, Naitosala Jane Schuster
2nd runner up: Miss Victoria, Adele Faaosofia
1st runner up: Miss NSW, Fasi Faitafa Talimatasi Liolevave
For our full set of pageant pictures click here