Leoshina Mercy Kariha from Papua New Guinea has been crowned 2018's Miss Pacific early this morning at the Atele Indoor Stadium in Tonga.
Matangi Tonga reports the 18-year-old, the youngest of six finalists, was a crowd favourite.
During the two day pageant Leoshina secured Best Talent, Best Interview and was also awarded Miss Tourism and Miss Personality.
The new Miss Pacific is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in PNG studies at the Divine Word University in Madang Province and says she want to serve her society as a diplomat or social worker.
For the other placings in the pageant first runner-up was Miss Cook Islands Lydia Simonis; second runner-up was Miss Samoa Sonia Piva; and the third runner-up was Miss Tuvalu, Emelipelesa Panapa.
Leoshina Mercy Kariha's win also means PNG will host next year's Miss Pacific Islands pageant.