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Persistence pays off


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    Moani Hara
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Despite missing Merrie Monarch, Hara has been happy with her busy schedule of public appearances since being crowned Miss Hawaii USA in October
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    In 2012, Hara placed first runner-up in the Miss Hawaii pageant, the qualifying event for the Miss America contest.
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    Hara's bubbly disposition and approachability could take her a long way in the Miss USA pageant,
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Hara, a University of Hawaii communications/public relations major, might just have what it takes to break the 17-year drought.
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    Hara will compete in the 2014 Miss USA pageant in Rhode Island June 8

Moani Hara has all the beauty and poise you'd expect from a Miss Hawaii USA. The 24-year-old Nuuanu woman is stunning, with long, wavy brown hair crowning a flawless 5-foot-7-inch frame. Read more

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