Miss Hawaii USA 2017 at the Hawai’i Convention Center
PHOTOS BY KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
November 20, 2017
A dream long in the making came true on Sunday when Julianne Chu was named Miss Hawaii USA 2018 at the Hawai’i Convention Center. It was the fifth time she had run for the title. Ellise Kakazu was first runner-up for the second year in a row. Second runner-up was Celine ‘Tali” Silva. Elizabeth Pualani Armstrong was third runner-up. The fourth runner-up spot went to Michaela Spaulding. Kakazu also won the evening gown category and was voted Miss Photogenic. Armstrong won the interview category. Silva was voted Miss Congeniality.