Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA
Previously known as Miss Hawaii Universe, Miss Hawaii is a beauty pageant competition that selects the representative of the state in Hawaii for the Miss USA pageant.
The beauty pageant was formed in 1952, and its headquarters are in Honolulu. Miss Hawaii Teen USA is a beauty pageant that selects the representative of Hawaii for the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant.
History of Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA
Hawaii first started competing in the Miss USA pageant in 1962. However, despite the late start, Hawaii is one of the most successful states, with four Miss USA winners.
The Miss Hawaii USA titleholders have competed in many international pageants, such as Miss International, Miss World, and Miss Universe.
Hawaii has also been successful in terms of the number and value of placements at Miss Teen USA. Miss Hawaii Teen USA winners have increasingly been titleholders of local pageant competitions too.
Who Is the New Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA?
Savannah Mar'i Gankiewicz from Wailea won the crown of Miss Hawaii USA 2023, held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on January 15, 2023.
As the winner of Miss Hawaii USA, Gankiewicz will represent her state for the title of Miss USA in 2023.
Noelani DeNisi from Kahului is the winner of Miss Teen Hawaii 2023. She will represent her state for the title of Miss Teen USA in 2023.
What Is the Mission of Miss Hawaii USA?
The organization aims to empower young women to realize their personal, professional, and philanthropic dreams. The beauty pageants provide experiences and opportunities that foster self-growth and promote success.
The contestants learn beauty and wellness tools and personal development skills that enhance their self-confidence throughout the competition.
They also receive a platform to help them make positive changes and become inspirational role models.
What is the judging criteria for Miss Hawaii USA?
The judges score each Miss Hawaii USA contestant in three areas of competition: interview, swimsuit (Miss)/activewear (Teen), and evening gown.
The contestants, character, poise, and confidence also affect the judge’s score. The Miss Hawaii USA pageant has no talent portion of the competition.
What Are the qualifications for Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA?
To qualify for the beauty pageant competitions, each contestant must be a female, a US citizen, and a resident or a full-time student in Hawaii.
The contestants for Miss Hawaii USA need to be between the age of 18 and 28, whereas the contestants for Miss Hawaii Teen USA need to be between 14 and 19 years old.
There are no height or weight requirements the contestants need to meet to qualify. The pageant judges are looking for confident, intelligent, outgoing young women with healthy and fit bodies.
Do you need previous experience to compete at Miss Hawaii USA & Hawaii Teen USA?
The contestants don’t need previous pageant experience or a preliminary title to compete at the beauty pageants. However, participating in local preliminary pageants can give the contestants experience and sponsorships, which will be beneficial for them for the State competition.
Miss Hawaii USA & Miss Hawaii Teen USA is the official preliminary to the Miss USA & Miss Teen USA pageants.
The winner of Miss Hawaii USA and competes at the Miss USA pageant, representing Hawaii, for a chance to win the title of Miss USA and further go on to compete at Miss Universe. Miss Hawaii USA has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage question, evening gown and swimsuit. In order to compete for Miss Hawaii USA you must be at least 18 years old and under 28 years of age before January 1st in the year they hope to compete in the Miss USA pageant and you need to have won a preliminary title.
Check out the winners of the Miss Hawaii USA pageants in the past:
Miss Hawaii USA 2020 - Samantha Neyland
Miss Hawaii USA 2019 - Lacie Choy
Miss Hawaii USA 2018 - Julianne Chu
Miss Hawaii USA 2017 - Julie Kuo
Miss Hawaii USA 2016 - Chelsea Hardin
Miss Hawaii USA 2015 - Emma Wo
Miss Hawaii USA 2014 - Moani Hara
Miss Hawaii USA 2013 - Brianna Acosta
Miss Hawaii USA 2012 - Brandie Cazimero
Miss Hawaii USA 2011 - Angela Byrd
Miss Hawaii USA 2010 - Renee Nobriga
Miss Hawaii USA 2009 - Aureana Tseu
Miss Hawaii USA 2008 - Jonelle Layfield
Miss Hawaii USA 2007 - Chanel Wise
Miss Hawaii USA 2006 - Radasha Ho ohuli
Miss Hawaii USA 2005 - Jennifer Fairbank
Miss Hawaii USA 2004 - Justine Michioka
Miss Hawaii USA 2003 - Alicia Michioka
Miss Hawaii USA 2002 - Juliet Lighter
Miss Hawaii USA 2001 - Christy Leonard
Miss Hawaii USA 2000 - Michelle Kaplan
Miss Hawaii USA 1999 - Trini-Ann Kaopiuki
Miss Hawaii USA 1998 - Tiffini Hercules
Miss Hawaii USA 1997 - Brook Lee
Miss Hawaii USA 1996 - Ku'ualoha Taylor
Miss Hawaii USA 1995 - Lynn Vesnefski
Miss Hawaii USA 1994 - Nadine Atangan Tanega
Miss Hawaii USA 1993 - Kelly Hu
Miss Hawaii USA 1992 - Heather Hays
Miss Hawaii USA 1991 - Kym Lehua Digmon
Miss Hawaii USA 1990 - Leimomi Bacalso
Miss Hawaii USA 1989 - Julie Larson
Miss Hawaii USA 1988 - Paula Prevost
Miss Hawaii USA 1987 - Deborah Laslo
Miss Hawaii USA 1986 - Toni Costa
Miss Hawaii USA 1985 - Tina Machado
Miss Hawaii USA 1984 - Puna Stillman
Miss Hawaii USA 1983 - Zoe Ann Roach
Miss Hawaii USA 1982 - Vanessa DuBois
Miss Hawaii USA 1981 - Teri Ann Linn
Miss Hawaii USA 1980 - Carol Ching
Miss Hawaii USA 1979 - Blanche Leialoha Maa
Miss Hawaii USA 1978 - Judi Andersen
Miss Hawaii USA 1977 - Cely De Castro
Miss Hawaii USA 1976 - Brenda Texeira
Miss Hawaii USA 1975 - Lois Mililani Wise
Miss Hawaii USA 1974 - Joan Ottensmeyer
Miss Hawaii USA 1973 - Camille Deubel
Miss Hawaii USA 1972 - Tanya Wilson
Miss Hawaii USA 1971 - Deborah Gibson
Miss Hawaii USA 1970 - Donna Hartley
Miss Hawaii USA 1969 - Stephanie Quintana
Miss Hawaii USA 1968 - Carol Ann Seymour
Miss Hawaii USA 1967 - Nancy Victoria Banks
Miss Hawaii USA 1966 - Judith Anne Wolski
Miss Hawaii USA 1965 - Elithe Aguiar
Miss Hawaii USA 1964 - Wanda Byrd
Miss Hawaii USA 1963 - Susan Molina
Miss Hawaii USA 1962 - Marcel Wilson
Miss Hawaii USA 1960 - Gordean Lee
Miss Hawaii USA 1959 - Patricia Visser
Miss Hawaii USA 1958 - Geri Hoo
Miss Hawaii USA 1957 - Ramona Tong
Miss Hawaii USA 1953 - Aileen Lauwae Stone
Miss Hawaii USA 1952 - Elza Kananionapua Edsman
The winner of Miss Hawaii Teen USA competes at the Miss Teen USA pageant, representing Hawaii, for a chance to win the title of Miss Teen USA.
Miss Hawaii Teen USA has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage question, evening gown and athletic wear. In order to compete for Miss Hawaii Teen USA you must be at least 14 years old and under 19 years of age before January 1st in the year they hope to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant and you need to have won a preliminary title.
Check out the winners of the Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageants in the past:
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2020 - Ki?ilani Arruda
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2019 - Leimakamae Freitas
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2018 - Kylyn Rapoza
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2017 - Lauren Teruya
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2016 - Joahnnalee Ucol
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2015 - Kyla Hee
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2014 - Mariah Gosling
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2013 - Samantha Neyland
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 - Kathryn Teruya
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2011 - Courtney Coleman
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2010 - Julianne Chu
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2009 - Ashley Moser
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2008 - Emma Wo
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2007 - Serena Karnagy
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2006 - Hannah Thomas
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2005 - Melissa Benz
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2004 - Sonya Balmores
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2003 - Camille Peraro
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2002 - Erin Madden
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2001 - Alana Paulo-Tamashiro
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2000 - Lauren Madden
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1999 - Aureana Tseu
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1998 - Toby Pohaikealoha
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1997 - Mahana Walters
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1996 - Monica Ivey
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1995 - Sara Kirby
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1994 - Emily Elizabeth Huff
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1993 - Julianna Maili Kaulukukui
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1992 - Cameo DeCosta
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1991 - Trini-Ann Kaopuiki
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1990 - Sunny Kana'iaupuni
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1989 - Paulette Dean
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1988 - Michelle Wong
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1987 - Leslie-Ann Lum
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1986 - Michelle Hardin
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1985 - Kelly Hu
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1984 - Malia Yamamura
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1983 – Erika Matich