Our very first Face of Fusion was Miss Niue Aotearoa 2012 Eden Tapuosi (pictured above).

A special feature of the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show 2016 was the crowning of Samoan model Leilani Tominiko and Samoan-Chinese male model Jordan Tay as the Faces of Fusion 2017. Both models were making their runway debut.

All of the models in this year’s show will be competing for the titles of the Face of Fusion 2018.

Leilani Tominiko - Female Face of Fusion 2017

“Winning the female category meant the world to me,” said Leilani “As a proud Polynesian woman I believe we bring a fierceness to the catwalk and I hope my win will be an inspiration to others. I don’t think there is extra pressure put upon myself for being the Face of Fusion. Before being a part of this show, I wanted to be fashion forward and put pressure on myself to look my best at all times.”

Jordan Tay - Male Face of Fusion 2017

“To be part of the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show has been a great experience, especially coming from someone who never thought about modelling. When a friend of mine said she was going to go to a casting call and wanted to take me along, I actually refused. After some persuasion I was able to join the PFFS team and have never looked back. Experiencing this new world of fashion, from designers to the models, I have loved every minute and can’t wait to do it all over again.”