How is the Hiri Hanenamo Queen chosen?
Traditioanlly the Hiri Hanenamo is not attributed to beauty alone, beauty is just one aspect. Elegance and grace in carrying out duties and during performances is also considered. A young girl is declared Hiri Hanenamo if she can display the appropriate traditional qualities to the judges. Authencity of tattoo designs, bodily decoration and ornaments according to the background of the woman’s village is also taken into account.