FIJI will play host to the reigning Miss World next month. Miss Venezuela Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares will be guest at the Miss World Fiji pageant.

Miss World Fiji national director Andhy Blake said Miss Colmenares’ visit could be seen as a privilege for the 20 semi-finalists.

“She (Miss World) will be able to share on the amount of charity work she is involved in.”Our girls will realise that Miss World is not just about beauty, it is also about charity. “The visit will help build confidence in our girls and encourage them to try out for next year.”

Fiji returns to the Miss World competition after an absence of 8 years. Their last contestant took part on the 2004 edition. The finals of Miss World Fiji will be held on April 21st, with the winner going on to compete in the 62nd Miss World finals in Ordos, China.

Aishwarya Sukhdeo represented the Fiji Islands in Miss World 2004