2017 – Miss TAPZ Design

  • Sponsor: TAPZ Fashion
  • Full Name: Naitosala Jane Schuster
  • Age: 24
  • Village: Safata, Saasaai-Savaii, Ululoloa
  • Education: Product of Leifiifi College, Avele College
    and Ashburton College
  • Occupation: Owner & Director of Golden Paws Company
    Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Hobbies: Reading, Business networking, Volunterring

Contestant Comments:

“I was born and bred in Samoa until my family migrated to New Zealand. I am a determined, highly motivated, optimistic and a realist person. I cope well when  the going gets tough and I am very good at finding solutions to problems. I am a positive, enthusiastic and relish a challenge. I am a fun, easy going & sociable person, I am a family person and enjoy spending time with my extended family.”


TAPZ fashion started in 2014, with a passion for  Samoan fashion inspired by the puletasi, Tapaau decided to put her foot in the fashion industry, with two market stands at the Flea market. When the market got destroyed with an unexpected fire, TAPZ moved opposite Taufusi market to keep her dream shop in the spark. TAPZ is growing with 5 employees. Services provided : Designing & sewing, hand painting their own material, retail a variety of different outfits for all ocassions. TAPZ also have a market stand at Savalalo and retail all handicrafts and fashionable accessories. TAPZ simple motto is “Beauty is Our Passion”. The products at TAPZ are available online not only our Samoan community but to overseas buyers such as New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and USA.