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Cierra Nalani Richards

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  • Image Hair Color Sandy
  • Image Eye Color Blue
  • Image Zodiac Sign Leo
  • Image Height 5ft 5inch
  • Image Weight 120lbs

Aloha! Originally born in the warm sun of Oahu and now enjoying every moment of northwest mountain life, my name is Cierra Nalani and I’m your IJM 2018 Miss Washington. I am an only child with a cat named Lucy Lue. At 23 years old, I am a summa cum laude graduate school in Strategic Communications at Liberty University. I have been accepted into my PhD program and will begin 2021. This is especially exciting because I’m the first in my family college student! In fact, because I have been the first in my family in many areas of life, I want to be the light to everyone who thinks they can’t because of their circumstances.

I currently have degrees in art, dance, communication, cultural studies and music. I volunteer with the American Cancer Society (ACS) as a Team Captain and Head of Survivorship for Relay for Life in five cities, the Event Lead of every Relay Recess in Eatonville School District, Event Coordinator and Director of Eatonville’s Bark for Life, Commitee Member for SouthSound Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and I’m a WA State Ambassador Constituent Team Lead for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

Working with ACS to find a cure drives me because I have personally lost many family members and friends to this horrible disease including my elementary best friend, my childhood dog, my Nana, my Papa, and two uncles. I’ve also celebrated my Godmother and two aunt’s victories over cancer.

I love to travel. I’ve had the opportunity to study abroad in London as well as Trinidad and Tobago throughout my undergraduate studies. International Junior Miss was my state title followed by USA National Miss. Performance arts have always been my passion so I’m elated to day I’ve competed in local, state, national, and international pageants. It is incredibly exciting and an honor to represent Washington State.

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    August 8, 1996

  • Washington, United States

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Steel Pan

Pageant Platform

Cancer Research and Prevention: Raising Money and Awareness for the Cure

Which School Did Cierra Nalani Richards Attend?

Pacific Lutheran University

Why start competing in pageants

I originally started in the Miss America Organization at 17 years old for the scholarships. The sisterhood, being a role model for positive pageantry, and community service aspects are the main reasons I still compete today.

FUN FACTS about Cierra Nalani Richards

Most adults have 32 teeth, but I only have 24; I have swam with two Olympic gold medialists; I have indoor skydived; I enjoy hiking, rock climbing and snorkeling; I’m an only child; I am a lifelong learner; I was a Running Start student; I worked in the rehabilitation sector of the Emperor Valley Zoo in the Caribbean; I created my own major in Movement Linguistics and graduated from PLU at only 20 years old

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