Mayor Charmaine Tavares greeted Miss Hawai‘i Filipina contestants from Maui, O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island earlier this week in anticipation of the Miss Hawaii Filipina Scholarship Pageant being held on Maui on Saturday, July 24.
This year’s pageant will be held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Hotel, in conjunction with the United Filipino Council of Hawai‘i’s 51st Annual State Convention this weekend.
“I’m very proud of all of you, and I know that your respective islands are, too,” Mayor Charmaine Tavares told the contestants.
“Maui is honored to host this year’s statewide scholarship pageant, and I congratulate each of you for your many achievements. It’s an accomplishment to reach this level of competition.”
Mayor Charmaine Tavares (left to right) greeted reigning Miss Hawaii Filipina Celina Macadangdang Hayashi of Makawao, Miss O‘ahu Filipina Margaret Pascual, Miss Hawai‘i Island Filipina Tiana Gillia. Miss Maui Filipina Dibea Lapid and Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Jayna Shaffer.