Dance of the Pink Peplum Fairy & the Newly Crowned Queens

Woke up this morning and felt the after effect of running around in heels for almost 12 hours straight.  Both of my legs are cramping.  Nothing new, though, just another day in the world of pageants and fashion shows.

Wearing a pink peplum dress and 5-inch pumps, surrounded by beautiful little princesses, on-the-go all day and all night- I felt like a (worn-out) Sugar Plum Fairy welcoming everyone to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Of course, minus the wings and the fancy, graceful ballet choreography to Tchaikovsky’s classic celesta piece.  Not to mention, my newly painted nails were peeling AND makeup smeared by the end of the evening.

All the months and months of preparation comes down to this one night.  And in the end it always, always is a splendid feeling to see my girls onstage, so brave and so elegant.  Once the lights turn off, the music starts playing, and the first contestant take their first walk and the audience are at awe, we know that all of it was worth it.

Congratulations to our Newly Crowned Queens:

Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Kanani Golden
Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Alexis Akina
Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Leyna Viertel

Our Runner Ups:
Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Division:
1st Runner Up- Kylie Vincent (Miss Kailua)
2nd Runner Up- Paige Hanzawa (Miss Aina Haina)
3rd Runner Up- Meilin Baldonado (Miss Central Oahu)

Little Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Kalani Mae Beals (Miss Waimalu)
2nd Runner Up- Jia Micol Garcia (Miss Kihei)
3rd Runner Up- Anela Borras (Miss Windward)

Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Ivy Tyler (Miss Honolulu)
2nd Runner Up- Mia Alexander (Miss Wahiawa)
3rd Runner Up- Aira Rafael (Miss West Oahu)

Thank you to our 27 ravishing contestants, their wonderful parents, sponsors, family and friends, and everyone in attendance for making this pageant a great success!  Shawn Torres-Akiyama, you are so awesome and oh-so-fabulous, I enjoyed working with you!  My protégées Jasmine Graffis and Natalie Luz, thank you for your assistance. Trilogy Martial Arts, Mahalo Desi Minel and your team for your continued support!  Amber Stone, you are the best Emcee EVER! Our judges, Lorena Takushi, Valerie Schmidt, Junior Mandrial, Joel Gaspar and Liz Kiehm thank you so very much for making the difficult decision for us.  To my pageant queens who performed and made a special appearance,  Shayna Raymond, Jackie Taylor, Brielle Sadorra, and Patricia Morta, thank you- stay beautiful and keep up being a good role model to your peers.

Pageant Photos coming soon, just a couple of my personal ones below:

Standing on an empty stage at the Leeward Community College Theater, before the madness.
My new Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013, the ever so beautiful Leyna Viertel.

Love,
Honey

Crowned! Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants 2012

And the new princesses have been crowned!

Congratulations to the newly crowned titleholders of the Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants 2012:

Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012
Shardenei Luning (Miss Leeward)

Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012
Shayna Raymond (Miss Central Oahu)

Miss Hawaii Teen Princess 2012
Kamakaila Waipa (Miss Hamakua)

Runners up are as follows:

Teen Princess Division:
Natasha Bailey, Miss Diamond Head, 1st Runner Up
Keoni Maldonado-Diaz, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Brittany Anderson, Miss Pearl City, 3rd Runner Up

Jr. Teen Princess Division:
Briana Andrade, Miss Kailua, 1st Runner Up
Courtney Eagar, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Isabella Mau, Miss West Oahu, 3rd Runner Up

Preteen Division:
Victoria Goytia, Miss Ewa Beach, 1st Runner Up
Madison Eagar, Miss Honolulu, 2nd Runner Up
Saige Miyahira, Miss Windward, 3rd Runner Up

Thank you to Pas De Deux Hawaii  for breathetaking performances during the show.  Thank you to Trilogy Martial Arts for assisting us with the audience (damage control as I like to call it).  Thank you to the Emcee Amber Stone, Judges Helen Kuoha-Torco, Amanda Stevens, Racyne Sugai, Paul Klink and Shadow Koko, as well as our tabulator Natalie Luz for their time and continuous support of our pageants.

Pageant Director Ms. Marybeth Jenkins did an amazing job, as always, even though she’s got baby Zyana on the way, she still managed to run around and make sure everything is in place.

Thank you to our assistants and pageant queens for your help before, during and after the show.

Most of all, thank you to the wonderful parents of our beautiful contestants for your endless guidance and encouragement throughout their endeavors!!!

Some photos:

Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Runner Ups and Winner, Isabella Mau, Courtney Eagar, Briana Andrade, and Shayna Raymond

With the handsome and goofy Shadow Koko

One of my favorite girls in this biz, Jasmine Graffis

Official pageant photos by Photographer Damien Bujecker will be available for purchase within the next week. Please visit www.facebook.com/SusanPageModeling for updates.

Love,
Honey

Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants 2012

And Miss Honey is a busy bee, again and again….

Susan Page Modeling will be producing the 4th Annual Miss Hawaii Princess on Saturday, May 26th at the Leeward Community College Theater. Just like the Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii Pageant this past March, the pageant will also be under the direction of one of my favorite people in the world, Ms. Marybeth Jenkins… as well as yours truly, which explains the buzzing honey bee.

There are three age divisions:
Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012 (ages 9-11 years old, 12 delegates)
Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012 (ages 12-14 years old, 7 delegates)
Miss Hawaii Teen Princess 2012 (ages 15-18 years old, 6 delegates)

A total of twenty five delegates will be judged in Fitnesswear/Swimwear, Talent/Spokesmodel, Evening Gown and Interview phases of competition. Three of these beautiful young women will be crowned the queen in their respected age groups. The very impressive panel of judges includes an international hula dancer, an actor and fashion magnate, a stylist, author, and model/actress.

Performances during the pageant include Pas Des Deux Hawaii (Owned and Directed by Disney Imagineer’s Wendy Gilbert), the current Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Beauty 2012 Sheera Tamura, the newly crowned Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii 2012 Jennifer Glass, and the reigning Miss Hawaii Princesses themselves- Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2011 Tamlyn Sasaki, Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2011 Atheena Arasoo, and Miss Hawaii Teen Princess 2011 Gwendolyn Kenwright.  The current Princesses will also be delivering their farewell speeches before they crown their successors.

Former titleholders will be making a special appearance at the pageant- the beautiful Jasmine Graffis, the first Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2009, and her successor, the alluring Elisabeth Levine, Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2010.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to take these two beautiful young women under my wings, and I am SO very proud of what they have accomplished.

In the middle of all the stress, and the hard work put into producing and directing a pageant, every speck of energy into making this event successful is worth it.  The second we see the girls onstage, and feel the excitement of the parents, friends, and family members supporting the contestants, we forget it all.  We forget the madness…the infuriating little details and silly hoops we had to jump through to put this thing together.  The contestants just shine onstage!

That is why I love pageants.  Pageants are positive, life changing experiences for young women.  It’s empowering to know that beauty is not skin deep, that you can wear a dress and a crown…and still make a difference…even if you’re wearing 5 inch heels.

Tickets are $25 Pre-Sale Price per person, children 4 years and under are free.

For more information on attending the pageant, visit www.susanpagemodeling.com
Or email us at misshawaiiprincess@aol.com.

Hope to see you there!

Love,
Honey