Miss Hawaii Filipina pageant held here

  • Sarah Barry - Big Island, Isabel Gampon, Joylene Tabon - Maui, Mary Grace Basig - Maui, Nicole Ashley Kawahara - Oahu

  • Charlmaine Bulosan, Joylene Tabon

  • Allan Villaflor, Michelle Santos-Maui, Liz Kawamura

  • Suzette Parraga-Kahana, Isabel Gampon, Ray Gampon, Callie Racelo

  • Sarah Barry, Lehua McBride

  • Erin Teves, Jaslen Valdez, Jaysha Silva, Asia Balbin, Shalyn Vegas

  • Nancy Apalla, Karen Shigemoto, Josie Iloreta Reyes, Edison Yadao Reyes

  • Marieta Carino - Hawaii Island, Marnelli Ulep - Oahu

  • Michelle Santos - Maui, Ruthchelle Melchor, Vanessa Baldos - Maui

A small number of tickets for the state Miss Hawaii Filipina Scholarship Pageant are available at Mama Lucy’s in Puhi, and Mokihana Travel and the office of Dr. Antolin Apalla in Lihue.

The pageant takes place at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall on Saturday, July 27, starting at 7 p.m., as part of the Hawaii Filipino Community Council statewide convention, both hosted by the Kauai Filipino Community Council.

Nancy Apalla and Celia Melchor-Questin are co-chairs of the pageant, which will feature Kauai’s own Isabel Gampon vying for the Miss Hawaii Filipina 2019-20 crown. Other contestants include Miss Hawaii Island Filipina Sarah Barry, Miss Maui Filipina Mary Grace Basig and Miss Oahu Filipina Nicole Ashley Kawahara.

The reigning Miss Hawaii Filipina 2018-19, Joylene Tabon, will crown her successor following the pageant that will feature local entertainment vignettes.

  1. mina July 12, 2019 5:50 am Reply

    So, do we get a Miss Ireland or Miss England or Miss Germany pageant that excludes Filipinos? Can you just imagine the stink that would make?

    1. Wow July 12, 2019 4:31 pm Reply

      Do you realize that just makes your bigotry obvious?

  2. Forget the past July 14, 2019 3:25 pm Reply

    Look at the list of former beauty pageant winners from HI and tell me that Europeans need a leg up in this area.

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