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Moemoana Schwenke crowned Miss Pacific 2024



Nauru - In a historic moment at the Sports Complex in Yaren, Nauru, Moemoana Safa’atoa Schwenke was crowned Miss Pacific Islands 2024. This marks a significant achievement not only for Schwenke but also for the event itself, being the 35th edition of the prestigious international beauty pageant and the first time hosted by Nauru. The theme for this year, "Sustainable Beauty Beyond the Reef," underscored the event's commitment to environmental conservation and cultural heritage.


Categories winners:

  • The Best Traditional Attire - Miss Samoa

  • The Best Sarong - Miss PNG

  • Digicel People Choice Awards - Miss Samoa

  • Miss Personality - Miss Tonga

  • Miss Photogenic - Miss Nauru

  • National Tourism Award - Miss American Samoa

Main Pageant Awards

  • Best Talent - Miss Samoa

  • Best Interview - Miss Samoa

Top 5 Contestants

4th Runner up - Miss American Samoa

3rd Runner up - Miss Marshall Islands

2nd Runner up - Miss Nauru

1st Runner up - Miss PNG

Crowned Winner / Miss Pacific 2024 - Miss Samoa



The Miss Pacific Islands pageant, celebrated for its rich display of Pacific cultures and beauty, witnessed Moemoana Schwenke stand out among competitors, embodying the grace, culture, and values of the Pacific islands. Her journey to the crown was paved with dedication and a deep connection to her roots, previously highlighted by her tenure as Miss Samoa.

Schwenke's victory is not just a personal triumph but a continuation of a legacy, coming 27 years after her mother was adorned with the same title. This win underscores a profound narrative of cultural pride and maternal legacy, showcasing the enduring spirit and talent embedded within her family.


As Miss Pacific Islands 2024, Schwenke is poised to embark on a year of ambassadorial duties, where she will represent the Pacific islands on various international platforms. Her role will involve promoting sustainable practices and environmental awareness, aligning with the pageant's theme. Schwenke has expressed a fervent desire to leverage her reign to highlight the importance of preserving the Pacific's natural beauty and cultural integrity.


Schwenke's crowning as Miss Pacific Islands 2024 is a beacon of hope and inspiration, showcasing the power of cultural heritage and the significant role of beauty pageants in promoting sustainability and understanding among the diverse cultures of the Pacific Ocean. Her reign promises to be a testament to the enduring allure and relevance of Pacific traditions in the modern world.


As the Pacific islands continue to face environmental challenges, Schwenke's advocacy for "Sustainable Beauty Beyond the Reef" will undoubtedly play a crucial role in fostering global awareness and action towards preserving the unique paradises these islands represent. Her journey from Miss Samoa to Miss Pacific Islands 2024 is not just a personal achievement but a symbol of the Pacific's vibrant culture, resilience, and unwavering commitment to sustainability.

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