Cyprian Fruean-Posesione is currently the reigning Ms. Ocenia World Universal 2021. Cyprian got her first taste of pageantry back in 1994 when she turned 21 years old and joined Miss Samoa. She has always wanted to showcase her talent and gain confidence in front of people. The next day she was selected to take part in a photoshoot for a magazine to promote Samoa Tourism. Her late grandfather Sala Suivai, saw she had potential with performing and entertaining at family and community functions so he encouraged me to take the opportunity to enter abroad. From there she had discovered her passion on stage within the pageant industry. She entered again in 1995 in the Miss Samoa NZ pageant in New Zealand where she won the talent and traditional wear segment and came 2nd runner up. In 2017 she joined Mrs. Worldwide representing Samoa in Singapore – she made it in the top 10 and won Mrs. Congeniality. Furthermore, in 2018 she represented Samoa in Taiwan at the Lady of Brilliancy pageant where she came top 10 for talent and the winner of the Lady of Charity title. Her National Director and Designer is none other than Tito Stowers.
GEQ magazine recently caught up with Cyprian and here’s what went down:
What do you like most about being a beauty queen?
Being a role model for young women and meeting new friends from around the world.
The downside to being a beauty queen?
Time: getting dressed, makeup and photoshoots.
What has been the most memorable experience of being in the pageant industry so far?
Standing on stage away from home, proudly representing my beautiful Island of Samoa to the world, with the greatest honour to be around gorgeous queens from all around the globe.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
The Monks in Taiwan. I’ve always seen them in the movies and finally, I got to stand right next to them for a photo.
What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the pageant industry. This can be about the industry or about yourself.
Respect, passion, and expectations. Always forever respect others and yourself. Do what you are passionate about for yourself and make a great impact on someone in need. Never enter a pageant with the mindset of you are already the winner, because when you don’t win, you will only disappoint yourself at the end.
Working in an industry whose only emphasis is on the outside characteristics of a person, how have you stayed grounded?
Be the true ‘me’. Be proud of the person I am and where I am from. Never lose focus on staying positive and show love.
Is your family supportive of you being in the pageant industry?
What are your future plans? Inside pageantry or out of it.
Continuously being a role model to young women and men, family members, or any community members that are in need of a helping hand. Also staying connected with loved ones and more on-stage experiences. I’d like to work alongside a few charity organizations as well such as Breast Cancer Foundation via work, The Kindest cut, Rest home visits, ISTIS- I survived therefore I speak and STOP child sexual abuse.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. Last good movie I’ve seen: You are my home.
2. What do you consider beautiful and why? I consider LIFE itself beautiful. Because acceptance of how, when, what, and who created ‘LIFE’ and ‘US’ is beyond beautiful and extraordinary.
3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? Travel to Laie, Hawaii. Polynesian Cultural Center.
4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear…” I’d be unstoppable in experiencing, completing, mastering every task, job by taking all opportunities in this world!”
5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? Too kind?