We are starting off this year by celebrating the Fabulous Miss Florida Tumulango!!
Originally from the island of Pentecost! Florida’s eagerness to help others is shown through the remarkable work she does in her community and personal life. Her warm smile and bubbly personality perfectly complements her gracious confidence as she reminds us to enjoy and live in the moment.
From studying part-time to working full-time, all while maintaining a social life, she also shows us how determination and motivation plays an important role on how to get where you want to be in life. Florida lives by Bob Marley’s quote, “In order to know your destiny, know your history”.
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27 years old
Where are you from?
I consider myself a woman Efate, since I was born and raised here. But I am originally from the island of Pentecost.
Tell us about your family?
Both my parents are from Pentecost Island and I am the eldest of three children. I have a younger sister and brother. My parents separated when I was in high school, and I used to live under my mother and step dad’s care but have been living independently now for a few years.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies?
Netflix!! Hahaha! I’m not going to lie at this day and age, my focus is highly on my career and activities that revolve around my work. But in my free time I go to the gym, yoga, or meet up with friends and family.
What do you study? Do you work?
I have a full-time job at Savvy Vanuatu, a communications, marketing and project management consultancy – it’s the best place to work! I also study on the side, I am doing a Master’s Degree in Climate Change.
What do you aspire to do in the future?
My biggest aspiration in life growing up was to be a nun and join the Sisters of Melanesia (Anglican). Because we get to work in communities with people and I would live a life in service but my mother had other plans.
In terms of the future, I aspire to continue with the work I’m already doing to help support and make positive impacts in the lives of young people in Vanuatu.
What is a quote that you live by?
‘In order to know your destiny, know your history’- Bob Marley.
We walk blindly if we do not know our history and origins. Everything in life is just a repetition of the things in the past in new forms. Your ancestors are your biggest teachers.
How would you describe your style? Why do you like fashion?
Three words; feminine, colors and elegant. Fashion is important to me because I dress the way I feel, and how I want people to perceive me. I also work in the field of marketing and communications, and the way we present ourselves is very important. I dress like I’m on the runway every day. LITERALLY. Who said you have to be normal? haha!
Who influences your style?
My little brother influences a lot of my style. When we are out shopping, he picks my clothes. In fact, my favorite set of clothes and some of the pieces I’m wearing in this photoshoot were picked out by him and my sister.
What beauty products do you use (including perfume)?
My everyday products include St. Ives face scrub and moisturizer, Red Door perfume, mascara and red lipstick. Keeping it simple is key.
Any fashion tips?
Always moisturize your face, and keep it simple and clean.
What does being a woman mean to you?
Being a woman Vanuatu means understanding your cultural and traditional values, knowing the role you play in your community and society and why that is important.
What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self?
Don’t fight life, relax and let things play out.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
My Sunday school kids are my greatest accomplishment.
Photographer: NYA Films
Assistant: Sharon Nicholls & Elsie Molou
Nails and Make-up: Mesika’s Beauty
This article was originally published in the January,2023 edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine.
We are proud partners with VDP and Sista’s time to implement this project which is covered by CARE Vanuatu.