Get to know Princess Kami
Pharmacy Assistant at National Pharmacies
1. Which National Pharmacies store do you work at and what is your role?
I am a Pharmacy Assistant; in this role I provide excellent customer service with a friendly smile whilst advising on a range of health and beauty products. I am based at the Christies Beach National Pharmacies, but I also get to do a lot of relief work at all our other stores across Adelaide.
2. What is your favourite thing about the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and what are you most excited about?
My favourite part of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is bringing Father Christmas to town. I love seeing the magic and wonder in children’s eyes as he passes them by with his rosy red cheeks and warm smile. To hear the elated screams of so many children and have the honour of seeing them patiently waiting behind the blue honour line is truly a once in a lifetime experience. He is the true essence of Christmas and all its magic. I am most excited to see all the participants dressed up, even those cheeky clowns that try to trick you!
3. Why did you apply to be part of the royal family and what is the best part about joining the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant royal family?
I wanted be part of the National Pharmacies royal family because of the traditions involved with the Christmas Pageant. I want to be able to look back on this opportunity and smile knowing that I had the time of my life bringing Father Christmas to the people of South Australia. Having an opportunity that is going to make me smile for the next 20 years whenever I think about it is something I believe is worthwhile. The esteem and honour that comes with being a member of the 2021 royal family is what I look forward to during the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant. And having the wonderful Jaimie Sortino design the most stunningly classic royal gowns was a must.
And my Mum was the 2019 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Queen, so it simply runs in my blood.
4. What is your go-to song when putting up the Christmas Tree?
Well you see I like to call the song ‘release fluffy ducks’ however, its more commonly known as “Feliz Navidad’. One Christmas, we were outside our house celebrating our Christmas light display with our neighbours, we had music in the background. I was singing along to ‘release fluffy ducks’ when someone pointed out that was not the title of the song. It is now a tradition to sing ‘release fluffy ducks’ when the song plays, it has become my families go to Christmas song when we celebrate.
5. Do you have a favourite float in the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant?
I love Rudolph’s lolly trolley because it reminds me of waking up on Christmas day and having a mountain of chocolate ready for me to eat for breakfast. Christmas day is always my favourite because of all the magic that has happened over night. Father Christmas took the cookies and carrots, and he left us some sparkling presents in return. To me, Rudolph’s lolly trolley has the excitement of his glowing red nose, which means that Father Christmas is coming along soon with some presents in tow.
6. What is your favourite thing to eat on Christmas Day?
Chocolate for breakfast! As a child, Christmas day was the only day in the year where I was allowed to eat anything I wanted for breakfast. Obviously chocolate was the best choice to fill up on immediately after ripping open all of my presents from Father Christmas. All day long I would bug my mum to let me eat more chocolate and lollies because she told me that I got to pick what I eat. Of course, she would also tell me that I had to eat all my veggies on my plate first.
7. Would you rather go for a ride on Father Christmas’ sleigh or get a tour of his workshop?
I would like to have a ride on Father Christmas’s sleigh because it would be very exciting to go on an adventure with him. Getting to travel around the world in his sleigh would be very interesting because he could point out his favourite places, and give you a tour of the world through his eyes. I think it would be really cool to see how Father Christmas views the world and to see the stars from such an incredible view. I am really bad at directions, so Rudolph would definitely have to lead the way!
8. If you had to choose between wrapping all the Christmas presents under the tree or cooking all the food for Christmas day, which would you choose?
I would wrap all the Christmas presents under the tree because I love to see the look on my family and friends faces when they unwrap their presents. Christmas morning is a very special experience when you can sit together as a family and unwrap your presents together. It is a very joyful experience to gift someone a thoughtful present and wrap it up specially for them. I also love to colour coordinate the tree to the wrapping paper and organise them under the tree to match.