Miss Paga Hill Estate 2019

Tuesday, 20th August 2019


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PNG Women’s soccer player and Co-Captain, Lucy Maino is competing in the 2019 Miss PNG Pageant.

With her ultimate goal to achieve equal opportunity for women in sports, Miss Maino hopes to also encourage young women to pursue a balanced life that includes education, work and sport through competing in the Pageant.

In the lead up to the PNG Pageant, which occurs between the 25th and 31st of August, contestants may choose to engage in community development programs that align with what they are advocating for.

“During the entire week, the contestants and their chaperones will be staying at a hotel, one of the sponsors to the pageant,” explains Miss Maino.

“There will be different and multiple activities throughout each day. The Pre-Pageant Interview is held on Thursday, which is the contestant’s first opportunity to deliver an organised speech in public, to a high school selected by the pageant committee.”


Miss Paga Hill Estate at Sanctuary Hotel Resort & Spa for a recent EMTV interview
Via @misspagahillestate2019

At just 24 years of age, Miss Maino has a Bachelor of Business under her belt and has proactively worked with the Tourism Promotion Authority. Whilst continuing to represent the country in soccer, she aims to further her education and get her master’s degree in International Business.

Tourism as a business has the potential to close the great divide between the rural masses and the country’s urban centres,” says Miss Maino, who believes PNG is a tourism giant yet to be awakened.

“Whilst a marketing campaign is underway to bring travellers to our shores, there have been indications that certain areas need intervention for Papua New Guinea to maximise their space in the tourism industry,” she states.

“The safety of tourists and the high costs of air travel within the country are areas that need attention.”


Lucy Maino – Miss Paga Hill Estate 2019 and Gudmundur ‘Gummi’ Fridriksson – Paga Hill Development Company’s Chief Executive Officer & Director

A strong believer in the entrepreneurial spirit that lies within many Papua New Guineans, Miss Maino believes there is a huge opportunity for more support in this area.

“We must encourage these people to pursue their goals with the support and assistance of avenues such as the recent government policy on small to medium enterprises (SME),” she mentions.

As most Papua New Guineans are owners of land and of culture, Miss Maino believes that the Government should engage the owners of land and culture in an honest and open partnership negotiation.

“If provided with the support and knowledge through education and awareness, landowners will have the opportunity to engage in business ventures with multinational companies.”

We are honoured to be sponsoring Miss Maino’s journey and advocacy for change through the Miss PNG Pageant this year and wish her all the very best.

Follow Lucy’s journey to the 2019 Miss PNG Pageant from her Facebook Page Miss Paga Hill Estate 2019 and Instagram – @misspagahilesate2019

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About Paga Hill Estate

Paga Hill Estate is a world-class, master-planned estate in the heart of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The waterfront site is the first comprehensively planned multi-use development in Papua New Guinea to be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike.

The all-inclusive development will include vibrant public spaces and waterfront promenade, luxury hotels, residential apartments, restaurants, retail, commercial space, a Trade, Exhibition & Cultural Centre, restoration of WWII relics, marina precinct and a nearby international cruise liner terminal.