When it comes to the Miss Hawaii pageant, there are lots of pageant fans who wake up Sunday morning and check to see who the winners are from the night before…
Then, there are Pageant Junkies like myself who say things like, “Gosh – I’d love to stay up and watch the Miss Hawaii live stream – but I’ve got to go to bed…”
Only to be followed by a similar phrase that goes something like this…
“Ok – just a through the Talent competition… then, I’m gonna call it a night…”
And before you know it – It’s 3:30 in the freaking morning and you end up giving yourself a pep talk that sounds something link…
“Bucker up Buttercup! Can’t possibly go to bed now! They’re about to crown the winner!”
I don’t know about you – but I end up having this exact same conversation with myself EVERY YEAR! Lol!
You could blame it on the amazing production Hawaii does every year… Or on the fact that every Junkie I know would jump at the chance to watch a pageant while spending some time in an island paradise…
But in the end, I think it’s the adrenaline from 9 previous state pageants held that same day – and the desire to see another young woman’s crowning moment come to pass, that causes me to lose vital hours of sleep. After all, I’m not as young as I once was.
Last year, after having the above conversation with myself, I stayed up to see Jeanne Kapela be named the winner. She was a gloriously fluid lyrical dancer who absolutely stood out above the crowd during the state pageant.
But it’s Jeanne’s platform of preventing Human Trafficking that made her year so special. Jeanne’s cousin was sold into sex slavery at the age of 14 and when Jeanne found out, she decided to dedicate her year (and likely her life) to ending human trafficking. It turned out, Hawaii is the only state in the union that doesn’t have a law specifically banning sex trafficking… Which gave Jeanne’s year new purpose.
In early May, all of Jeanne’s hard work paid off – as Hawaii passed HB1902 and officially made sex trafficking a felony offense.
Junkies say Congratulations to Jeanne – Not only for winning the title of Miss Hawaii, and for being named Miss Congeniality at Miss America, but for doing something extra special during your year that will have lasting repercussions for years and years to come.
What a great reminder for all of us… Your state title is about a whole lot more than just the crown… If you’re serious, you can use your state title to make a difference for generations.
And in case you’re wondering… YES! We do believe the Miss Hawaii pageant will be streamed again this year! Although I don’t know the link right now, I will post it on social media when I find it!
And now – who do Junkies think has the best chance at being named Miss Hawaii 2016?
You can check out our predictions when you become a Premium Junkie… Find out more right here…
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies LOVE Hawaii!!!