Growing up as part of a pageant family is an awesome thing… Doesn’t matter if it’s a local, state, or a national titleholder – the generational influence that a pageant titleholder can have, is strong. As is the case with Stephanie Sterui, Miss Hawaii 2014. Stephanie’s mom was a former Miss Maui – and Stephanie says she she was drawn to the crown growing up.
However, she didn’t enter a pageant until she was looking for a chance to earn scholarship money and discovered the personal benefits she would likely receive from pursing the crown. “It’s not about competing with everyone around you; it’s about competing with yourself and always working to better yourself,” she says. “If somebody says you can’t do it, brush it off your shoulder and keep going.”
Stephanie is a big advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – She’s been involved with Robotics clubs, Science Olympiads and Math Counts. Upon graduation, her goal is to become a Veterinarian. By the way, she also speaks German and played roller hockey on her brother’s team for six years (earning the Most Valuable Goalie award!). Junkies love multi-faceted state winners – and in our minds, Stephanie can do pretty much anything she wants. All the Best Stephanie – Congratulations for making the island of Kauai proud 🙂
Here’s a little inside scoop for you… Out of 29 contestants, 25 girls are new to the Miss Hawaii stage – HOLY COW!!! That’s almost unheard of in most states! Who do Junkies think will win Miss Hawaii? That information was released earlier this week in the Junkies Newsletter! Click here to sign up for the Junkies Newsletter and we’ll send you our latest predictions!
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! JUNKIES LOVE HAWAII!!!