2017 – Miss Samoa NZ

  • Sponsor: Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust (NZ)
  • Full Name: Natalie Leitulagi Toevai
  • Age: 23
  • Village: Afega, Vailele, Vaisala
  • Education: Holds Bachelor of Arts
    Anthropology & Pacific Sudies (Honors), University of Auckland
  • Occupation: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Auckland
  • Hobbies: Dance, Sport, Youth

Contestant Comments:

“I am the eldest of two but was raised with my numerous cousins and Faasamoa was the crux of my upbringing with cultural traditions, values and beliefs providing a firm foundation of God at the forefront.

Dance is a great passion of mine, which was founded through my love for our siva samoa. I believe that dance is the true expression of what words cannot explain and therefore should be utilised and celebrated with pride, passion, purpose and empowerment.”


Warm Pacific Greetings! Our strength is unity in our diversity. Founded by the Matāfai family in 2013, The Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust was established to amalgamate the efforts of independent community groups and events that date back to 1977. Our vision is to be world leaders in serving our Pacific Community through events and entertainment. Our prime goal is to celebrate, educate and empower the Pacific community with excellence, passion and integrity. Our team is made up of over 20 community leaders and professionals with a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry. Our events and community groups involve and impact thousands domestically and internationally. We have a deep desire to advance Pacific achievements. We are community focused and next generation minded.  Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust are excited to have celebrated 26 years of the Miss Samoa NZ competition.