The Bachelor Australia's Leilani Vakaahi The First Of Tongan Heritage In Miss Universe Australia | HuffPost Australia

She’s one of 20 contestants entering ‘The Bachelor Australia’ mansion on Wednesday night, but Leilani Vakaahi is no stranger to being in front of the camera.

The 27-year-old has opened up about being the first woman of Tongan heritage to compete in the Miss Universe Australia pageant. She said it was something she wanted to do “to represent a different side of Australia” after being “the only Pacific Islander girl” at her school growing up.