Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rep. Brower Judges the 2012 Miss Diamond Head Pageant

Rep. Brower brought the leather but not the lyrics this time— with Miss Hawaii 2011 Lauren Cheape.

Earlier this month, Rep. Brower accepted the invitation to be a judge for the Miss Diamond Head and Ala Moana Scholarship Program, preliminary pageants to Miss Hawaii 2012 and Miss America 2013.

Other judges included representatives of Hawaii Pacific University, Whole Foods, Halau Na Maka O Ka Laua'e and Mister Hawaii Manhunt International 2011.

Rep. Tom Brower (Waikiki/ Ala Moana) joined by panel judges at the Miss Oahu, Waikiki, Diamond Head and Ala Moana Pageants held Feb. 4 at the Japanese Cultural Center. 
The pageant contestants were judged on their readiness to represent Hawaii, ability to grow and be a team player, and whether they were up for the challenge— as exemplified in the swimsuit, evening gown, talent and platform question rounds.
 "We should have a pageant where looks don't count—oh, yeah. We have the elections." Rep. Brower

As a legislator, Representative Tom Brower is inspired by beauty pageants, which are like elections for attractive, ambitious women— without the sign-waving.

The winners:
Miss Oahu: Carissa Kitaoka (Piano/ Vocal)
Miss Waikiki: Sarah Correia (Hula)
Miss Diamond Head: Skyler Kamaka (Hula)
Miss Ala Moana: Courtney Gaddis (Piano)

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