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Miss Kona Coffee 2023  Shyla Victor 
Miss Aloha Hawai’i 2023 Kaili Yuen
PC: Hiki Photography

Class of 2024 Delegate Information

The search is on for our Miss Kona Coffee's Teen Class of 2024!  We are an official local competition for Miss Hawai’i and Miss America Organizations. Our competition is a signature event of our annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival taking place November 3rd-12th this year.  Our title sponsor for our competition is Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC) Hawai’i. 


Competition: Saturday, November 4th, 2023, 6-9 pm at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel


Delegate Requirements:

  • Birth Years  2006-2010

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Be a female

  • Never married or given birth to a child

  • Current or Former Hawai’i Island Resident for at least 2 years 


Miss America has a formal registration process that will begin with registering as a member in the Miss America Organization (one-time fee) and a contract. 


For our local competition we do have an application process:

  • Application form - located on our website

  • Commitment form to compete in Miss Kona Coffee

  • Application fee of $200 - funds will be used to purchase wardrobe for the health & fitness phase of competition - Per our contract with Miss America this must come from the Miss America line with sponsor Rebel Athletics


Why MKC? 

  • Gain valuable experience and develop life skills (e.g. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.)

  • Earn quality scholarship funds for college and graduate school, regardless of whether a title is won 

  • Find new interests and discover new opportunities


  • Learn to set goals, follow them through, and exceed your expectations

  • Opportunity to get involved in your community

  • A sisterhood of like-minded young women building memories to last a lifetime!



  • You are committing to competing for an opportunity to be a brand ambassador as Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawai’i.  Between now and November is the preparation phase to prepare you for your year of service.

    • Turning in requests for information in a timely fashion as represented on the timeline included in the official delegate handbook (to be provided and discussed at orientation) and or requested by directors.

    • At least 1x per week leading up to competition week - for about 4 hours - this time includes preparations for the competition (trainings and rehearsals), delegate bonding, community service projects, and or appearances.

  • Delegates will be required to sell festival buttons (will be required for all festival events - including those that also need tickets to enter), tickets to our competition as well as program book ads. Delegates are also encouraged to sell cookbooks that the festival has to offer.  We will discuss this process in the orientation in more detail. The order in which delegates get to choose their spot in the competition line-up will be determined by these fundraising efforts. 


Phase of Competition

  • Private Interview - includes 30-second Community Service Initiative Introduction

  • On-Stage Conversation

  • Health & Fitness

  • Talent

  • Evening Gown/Red Carpet 

**Community Service Initiative is the initiative you create and or advocate for in which you will work alongside the Miss Kona Coffee Organization during your Year of Service. Begin to think about what you are passionate about. We will help you to develop and expand your platform and also to prepare for this phase of the competition.

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