Billy V and 12 Miss Hawaii Contestants awaiting results
The Hawaii Convention Center was the center of activity for the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pagaent, televised live on OC16. There were 12 beautiful, talented, poised and intelligent young women who were running for the title and they were all awesome. While I couldnʻt have been happier for Lauren, I think this was the competition in recent memory where anyone could have taken it. All of the girls were that strong. I am hopeful that the girls that ran will return next year.
Props out to Dave Vinton from OC16 who was in my ear the whole night as director, the camera, sound and lighting crews, Ray Abregado, Thom McGarvey and Ryan Brown with the Miss Hawaii Organization for allowing me to take part again this year. It is always an unbelievable experience! Aya-chan in makeup... ;) and my AWESOME co-host Raeceen Anuenue Woolford. Mahalo to classmate Jon Fujiwara and Dave Flad; also to my awesome production crew Jay Metzger and Courtney Ige-Yoshida who handle photography for most of my events courtesy of MetzPhotography.
This show is one of the highlights of my year to participate in; if you want to become involved with the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pagaent, contact the Director of the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pagaent Ryan Brown.