Gounder Looks Forward To Miss Fiji Pageant


Miss Vodafone Coral Coast Carnival Queen Bindya Gounder is flanked by family members in Sigatoka last Saturday Night.

Bindya Gounder is looking forward to the Telecom Miss Fiji Pageant 2016 in Suva in November.

The 23-year-old lass defied all odds to be crowned the Vodafone Coral Coast Carnival Queen in Sigatoka Saturday night.

“I did not expect the crown but it is a bonus because there were good challenges during the event,” she said.

“In a nut shell, it is not about winning but about the knowledge you get out of it is the eventual winner.”

She works as the human resource and training officer for Tappoo Group of Companies in Sigatoka.

“I appreciate my sponsor Tappoo’s for having faith in me and not forgetting my parents who have given me the needed push,” she said.

Ms Gounder is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce management with majors in Human Resource and Industrial Relations from Fiji National University and will graduate this December.

“The Pageant will be a different scope all together and I will try to make Sigatoka town win their first ever pageant this year,” the Kulukulu, Sigatoka, winner said.

Her parents Bina Devi and Vinod Gounder were happy for their daughter’s achievement.

“We had only two daughters and grateful for Bindya for achieving this milestone for our family,” her mum, Ms Devi said.

Source: The Fiji Sun June 6th 2016 (

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