Self-described “Army brat” Angela Byrd will represent Hawaii in the 2011 Miss USA Pageant after being crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2011 last night at the Dole Ballrooms.
Byrd, 23, is the daughter of Richard and Jongsil Byrd and lives in Kaimuki. She calls herself an “Army brat” after moving 15 times in 18 years before moving to Hawaii.
She is a model and enjoys surfing, musical instruments, reading, hiking and cooking.
The winner of the Miss USA Pageant goes on to compete for Miss Universe.
Also last night, Moanalua High School senior Courtney Coleman, 17, was crowned Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2011 at the Dole Ballrooms and will represent Hawaii in the 2011 Miss Teen USA Pageant.
Courtney is the daughter of Donald and Maribel Coleman and enjoys modeling, pageantry, volleyball and art.
Other awards presented last night in the Miss Hawaii USA 2011 pageant were:
>> Miss Photogenic: Myana Welch
>> Community Service Award: Monica Lempert
>> Miss Popularity: Melissa McMurray
>> Miss Congeniality: Monica Lempert
>> People’s Choice: Melissa McMurray
>> Best Interview: Angela Byrd
>> Best Evening Gown: Melissa McMurray
>> Best Swimsuit: Sarah Inouye
Other awards in the Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2011 pageant were:
>> Miss Photogenic: Courtney Coleman
>> Community Service Award: Courtney Coleman
>> Miss Popularity: Courtney Coleman
>> Miss Congeniality: Nicole Patton and Tesia Worley
>> People’s Choice: Courtney Coleman
>> Best Interview: Courtney Coleman
>> Best Evening Gown: Courtney Coleman
>> Best Swimsuit: Dezalynn Tiell
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