Congratulations to 24 year old Tumateata Buisson who was crowned Miss Tahiti 2021 last night in Papeete, Tahit.
"This ones for you Mum" she said after she was crowned.
Peep some of the looks she shared during the week leading up to the pageant on her facebook page where she introduced herself to the public as candidate #5
The public were encouraged to vote during the week as their votes counted towards the contestants final score. The public votes were tallied and an aggregate score added to the judges votes.
Here are some of Tumateata's traditional inspired looks that she shared during the week below
Tumateata is of Tahitian, Chinese and French heritage with her mothers family coming from Huahine and the Tuamotu Islands and her Chinese ancestry also comes from her mothers side.
Her fathers family is from Raiatea and her French ancestry comes from her fathers side.
Check out the stunning outfits she wore on the night. We're loving the pandanas outfit (first photo).
Designer Manuarii Teauroa won the Best Costume made out of natural fibres for this beautiful creation and gives credit to the craftsmanship of the Austral Islands combined with Polynesian elegance and the world of Parisian entertainment where he is currently based.
Rurutu in the Austral Islands are known for having the best weaving in Tahiti.
This years Miss Tahiti pageant was a special occasion as the iconic pageant celebrated 60 years.
The pageant took a break last year due to the pandemic but Tumateata will travel to France to represent Tahiti and compete in Miss France 2022.
The contestants paid homage to each decade the Miss Tahiti contest had been running in this photoshoot - here are Tumateata's looks from the past 6 decades
Results from the night:
Miss Tahiti 2021 - Tumateata Buisson
Tumateata was crowned by Miss Tahiti 2019, Matahari Bousquet
Enjoy this video of all the contestants lip-syncing to Dua Lipa's "We're Good" below
And #ICYMI you can watch the full Miss Tahiti 2021 pageant via the Miss Tahiti facebook page here -