Date: October 07, 2018 to October 07, 2018
Where: Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
It was Hawaii's fragrant sandalwood that initially caught the attention of enterprising Chinese in 1789. While some of these adventurous sojourners eventually returned to China, many settled, establishing families and businesses in Hawaii. Their pride and skill in assimilating, while retaining their culture, provide the foundation which has propelled the Miss Chinatown Hawaii Pageant to become one of Hawaii's foremost Chinese cultural events. The Miss Chinatown Hawaii Pageant provides young Chinese-American women an opportunity to deepen their understanding and appreciation of their Chinese heritage. Each year, the Miss Chinatown Hawaii Pageant organization seeks outstanding women of Chinese descent to represent the community as semi-finalists in the Miss Chinatown Hawaii Pageant. These semi-finalists receive training in Chinese history and culture, Chinese cooking, make-up, beauty, and poise, interviewing, public speaking, self-defense, and personal development. With the help of numerous volunteers and experts in their fields, contestants are challenged mentally, physically, and spiritually during the months before the pageant. In addition, participants develop valuable friendships that often last a lifetime. Miss Chinatown Hawaii will represent the Chinese community in the Miss Hawaii pageant (a preliminary pageant for Miss America). The Miss America Pageant is the nation's leading achievement program and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance.