First-runner up to Miss World Fiji 2012 Koini Vakaloloma will now replace Torika Watters at the Miss World Pageant in China.

Pageant Director Andhy Blake confirmed that it has been decided that 24-year-old Vakaloloma will replace Torika Watters due to the controversy surrounding her selection.

There were reports Watters selection was a breach of the Miss World regulation rules, which states participants must be aged between 17 and 24 years.

Blake said Watters who is 16 years of age will attend the Pageant in Bali next year.