Miss Majol 2023 launches

Large photos of each of the 21 Miss Majol contestants now adorn light poles lining Amata Kabua Boulevard in Majuro, announcing the start of the second competition. The first was held in 2019, while further events were curtailed by Covid. Photo: Hilary Hosia.

HILARY HOSIA

Miss Marshall Islands 2023 was officially launched Tuesday at the Marshall Islands Resort following a statement of support by Minister of Natural Resources and Commerce John Silk.

In his remarks, Minister Silk congratulated the 21 contestants and reiterated the importance of the event, which empowers young Marshallese women and showcases the uniqueness of the island nation.

“The 21 contestants will engage in topics related to women’s rights, health issues, RMI nuclear legacy and coastal fisheries, to name a few,” Minister Silk said.

The girls are set to check in at the Marshall Islands Resort next Friday, thus commencing the 10-day pageant period.

A blessing and sashing ceremony will follow on Sunday January 29 at the United Church of Christ in Uliga and MIR Melele Room, which is day three of the event.

Then on Monday day four the contestants will have their photoshoot at Bokonbotin Island.

That Tuesday day five will be the presentation of individual platforms and press conference at the Melele Room.

Pageant floats and talent competition will take place on day seven, February 2, then on day nine, which is a Saturday, will be the crowning of the next Miss Marshall Islands.

There will be opportunities throughout pageant week for contestants to practice their talents and offer presentations with their respective committees.

A reflection picnic on a nearby islet will bring the event to a close that Sunday day 10.

There are no contestants from Maloelap, KBE and Enewetak.

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