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Miss Hawaii 2017 is Kathryn Teruya

Kathryn Teruya was crowned Miss Hawaii 2017. She will have the opportunity to represent her state at the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The event will be broadcast by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Miss America 2017 and Miss Arkansas 2016, Savvy Shields, will officially crown her successor.


Kathryn Teruya is of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Hungarian and Romanian ancestry. Her unique heritage has helped her understand the importance of unity and compassion. Kathryn is also extremely passionate about dance; she has practiced hula, Tahitian dance, ballet and jazz since she was three.

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She competed at Miss Teen USA 2012 where she made the top 12. Kathryn is also an active volunteer and partnered with Mrs. America 2012, Lara Fonoimoana, to recruit 1000 Awaiaulu volunteers. Awaiaulu volunteers assist in transcribing Hawaiian newspapers dating from 1850 to the present. Their goal is to educate others about and preserve Hawaii's rich history.

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Miss Hawaii 2017 Final Results

Miss Kaka‘ako Kathryn Teruya

First Runner-Up:

Miss Central Oahu Carissa Kano

Second Runner-Up:

Miss Oahu Amber Aduja

Third Runner-Up:

Miss Kahala Penelope Ng Pack

Fourth Runner-Up:

Miss Leeward Oahu Alyson Tsui

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