Casticimo earns Miss Kaua‘i Filipina crown

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    2022 Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Xarika Casticimo, center, and her court, Second Princess Shai-Lein Acosta, left, and First Princess Kiele Casillas, right, stand for photos following the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e Saturday.

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    Tiffany Sagucio, Miss Kaua‘i Filipina 2019-22, gets help from county Managing Director Micheal Dahilig in crowning Xarika Casticimo the 2022 Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Saturday during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The all-women contingent of the Bailes De Jose Dance Troupe performs a number paying tribute to the late Jose Bulatao Saturday during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e Saturday.

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    Former Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Salisa Pegeder, one of the night’s emcees, looks on, right, Saturday, as Bailes De Jose Dance Troupe dance Instructor Steven Domingo, Millie Wellington and Jean Odo, sisters of the late Jose Bulatao, and KFCC president Lemuel Soria accept the awards adopting Bulatao and the Bailes De Jose Dance Troupe into the KFCC in Culture and Arts during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant, represented by the pageant program coordinator Liz Kawamura, left, at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Recipients of the Kaua‘i Filipino Community Council scholarships, from left Frances Virginia Muana, Zoe Carvalho and Wendell Marc Soriano, enjoy VIP seating Saturday during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Lihu‘e Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, where they received their scholarship awards.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    2022 Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Xarika Casticimo takes her first walk following the queen’s announcement Saturday during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Miss Kaua‘i Filipina contestant Xarika Casticimo starts her hula presentation in the talent phase Saturday during the 62nd Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Scholarship Pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e.

Xarika Casticimo was crowned the 2022 Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Saturday night before an enthusiastic, cheering audience of several hundred at the “Nothing is Impossible” pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

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