Moani Hara was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2014 at the conclusion of the pageant held on October 2013 at the Ballroom of the Modern Honolulu Hotel. She will represent the state of Hawaii in the Miss USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer in the Bahamas.
Moani Hara was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2014 on October 13, 2013. Photo by Instagram user cydneychu.
At the time of her crowning, Moani is the reigning Miss Nuuanu USA. Hara is the former Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2007 and represented Hawaii at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2007 pageant. She also competed in Miss Hawaii 2012 and was the first runner-up to Skyler Kamaka and winner of the swimsuit category.
Moani, 23, is of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Caucasian origins. Ms Hara is currently working as an event coordinator. She is also a senior at the University of Hawaii, majoring in communications and public relations.
Newly crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2014 Moani Hara. She will compete in the Miss USA 2014 pageant. Photo courtesy of Miss Hawaii USA Organization.
Her court includes the first runner-up Courtney Arndt, the second runner-up Julie Chu, the third runner-up Ka’iulani Carr and the fourth runner-up Shannon Dresser.
Miss Hawaii USA 2014 Top 8: Courtney Arndt, Julie Chu, Ka’iulani Carr, Shannon Dresser, Moani Hara.
Miss Hawaii USA 2014 Top 8: Angela Nand, Moani Hara, Crystal Lin, Ka’iulani Carr, Julie Chu, Shannon Dresser, Courtney Arndt, Edith Bell.
Just several hours earlier, Mariah Gosling was crowned Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2014 and will represent the state of Hawaii in the Miss Teen USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer in the Bahamas.