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

Crowning Glory- Little Princesses

Susan Page Modeling will be holding its fourth annual Little Miss Hawaii Princess and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess, and very first annual Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants on Saturday, September 1st 2012 at Leeward Community College.  There are 27 beautiful little princesses vying for the titles in three different age divisions, ages 4 to 9 years old.

Tiny Miss, Little Miss, and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Contestants 2013

Pageants are remarkable experiences for little girls, and this is not the dreadful “tots and tiaras” pageants that you imagine them to be.  The girls learn confidence, poise, and grace. They are taught to be polite, to follow directions, to befriend and respect each other, just like how princesses should be.

The finalists have gone through a fun training workshop with Pageant Instructor and Director, one of the most amazing people I know, Ms. Shawn Torres-Akiyama.  They also had their professional pageant photos taken by one of Hawaii’s top fashion photographer, Adam Jung. Photographer Damien Bujecker will be in attendance to capture the pageant event on September 1st. This group is by far, my favorite group of little princesses I have had the opportunity to work with.

The finalists will be judged in 3 major categories- Fashion Modeling, Hawaiiana Beauty, Evening Gown, and an additional Overall Personality category.  Other Awards include Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic, Miss Supermodel, Miss Fashionista, Miss Hawaiiana Beauty, Miss Popularity and People’s Choice Award.  The judging panel includes five professionals in Hawaii’s medical, fashion, beauty, art and pageant industries. The show will be emceed by the beautiful Miss Amber Stone.

Breathtaking performances by current titleholders of Susan Page Modeling’s sister pageants will also be featured- Shayna Raymond (Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012), Shardenei Luning (Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012) and Jackie Taylor (Miss Hawaii Teen Beauty 2012). Taylor Kiehm, a promising young talent will also grace us with her captivating jazz and hula numbers.  Last year’s Queens, Brielle Sadorra, Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 and Patricia Morta, Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 will be passing their titles to the 2013 winners.

This pageant have the largest group and the most beautiful princesses. Its definitely not one to miss!

Tickets are at $25.00 per person Pre-sale price, and $30.00 at the door. Visit www.susanpagemodeling.com or call (808) 955-2271 to order tickets.

Who will wear the crown?

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

Not Just A Pageant- A Celebration of Women In the Armed Forces

Susan Page Modeling is producing its first annual Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii 2012 Pageant on Saturday, March 24th at Mamiya Theater. There are 13 lovely ladies vying for the title, all of whom are 18 years old and older and are either active duty or spouses/dependents of military personnel in the different branches of service- Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine, and Air Force.

Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii

President and Owner of Susan Page Modeling, and Founder of the Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii Pageant, (and also one of the most inspirational people in my life) Mrs. Rebecca Schumacher designed the pageant to celebrate women of the Armed Forces. “It’s not just a pageant, it’s an experience,” Rebecca tells the candidates.  Of course it’s so much more than a competition- it’s an experience that will create new friendships and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Some of the contestants have already been featured in our Fall Fashion Show in December entitled “Winter Wonderland”, showcasing wedding gowns from one of the pageant’s sponsors, B’Ellagance Bridal & Gowns.

Beginning this Saturday, January 28th, the ladies will be attending a six-week pageant training course instructed by Pageant Director Marybeth Jenkins. Additional events and activities lined up for the ladies include a makeup workshop with Keahi Kirley, hair clinic sponsored by L’Oreal, a photo shoot with Damien Bujeker, and a zumba and fitness session with Miss MMA Hawaii Leslie Kaleiwahea.

Like the previous pageants, I will be assisting in the Administrative side and also designing the pageant book, as well as donating some handmade jewelries on behalf of Fashion with A Mission.  As of today most of the paperwork have been completed, including the judging criteria and what it means to reign as the Ms. Armed Forces 2012.

The objective of this pageant is to showcase our beautiful, intelligent, and strong women of the Armed Forces as well as the women who support a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. The ultimate goal of the judges is to evaluate and select a winner who is a strong role model and demonstrates a positive attitude towards her family and her country. She must have strong physical, mental and emotional characteristics that set her apart from other delegates. She must be poised, graceful, and elegant and firmly stands for what she believes in while being supportive and understanding in others opinions. Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii is a woman who posses all attributes of a beauty queen- a woman who is sincere, and knows how to maintain her integrity and humility in everything she sets to accomplish. Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii is a woman who is beautiful inside and out— someone who is very proud of her country and in her position within the Armed Forces.

The contestants will be judged in four phases of competition: Swimwear (15%), Talent/Spokesmodel (20%), Evening Gown (30%), Interview (25%), and overall Personality (10%).

An impressive panel of judges within the modeling and entertainment industry in Hawaii has been selected, and three of the five judges have been confirmed including Hawaii’s Ari Gold, Premier Models & Talent Director/Owner Douglas Lange, the beautiful and exotic Miss Hawaii USA 2011 Angela Byrd, and the legendary Ms. Susan Page herself! Dignitaries from the Armed Forces and the community will also be in attendance.

Winners will receive cash prizes, modeling scholarship, photo shoot, a modeling contract, beauty baskets, gift certificates, jewelries and other great prizes from our pageant sponsors. The newly crowned Ms. Armed Forces Hawaii 2012 will also be donating 10% of the ticket proceeds to her choice of Special Services, which means the more tickets we sell, the more we can donate to a cause.

Tickets are at $25.00 per person Pre-sale price, and $30.00 at the door.

How exciting, another new venture in the world of pageantry. Who will wear the crown? 

Love,
Honey