MISS KONA COFFEE 2020-2021
Hometown: Waikoloa, HI
Social Impact Initiative: Youth Empowering Youth - YEY
School: College - University of Hawai'i West Oahu
First girl from the Big Island to win the state title "Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen" in 2016
Granddaughter of a 442nd Battalion Nisei Soldier - World War II
Professional Polynesian dancer since the age of 11
Founded Youth Empowering Youth (YEY) at age 15
Traveled to Japan in 2016 & 2019 with Halau Manaola as an entertainer. While there, I participated in a "Mauna to Mauna" ceremony at Mount Fuji and had an opportunity to ride a camel at the sand dunes in Tottori, Japan!
MISS ALOHA HAWAI'I 2020-2021
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Social Impact Initiative: Be Sensational - Youth Advocacy
Talent: Contemporary Dance
School: Graduated from High School in May 2020
MKC 2020 was my first competition & I received the title of Miss Aloha Hawai'i. I've now been a part of the Miss America Organization for two amazing years!
My family & I moved across the ocean to Hawai'i in 2017 blindly as none of us had visited before.
My spirituality has led me to find veganism and a love for animals. I've been plant based for two years now!
I'm a published author of YA Contemporary Romance and YA Fiction!
I'm a contemporary dancer and will always find ways to bring joy to myself & others through movement!