QUEEN JASMINE ANN KA WAI YURI NIP – MISS ASIA HAWAII 2013
Jasmine was born in Honolulu and is the daughter of Gary and Joyce nip. She is a graduate of Maryknoll High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her Bachelor of Science in Travel Industry Management and a Master of Human Resource Management. Jasmine is employed at Waikiki Business Plaza as a Human Resources Generalist. Her goal is to one day own her own staffing agency and use it as a medium to help people find their dream job. Her interests include traveling to new destinations, dancing the hula, sing, reading, cooking, yoga, learning foreign languages and participating in community service. She thanks her family and friends for their undying love and support throughout her journey. As MAH she is looking forward to going to events, making new friends, and sharing Asian culture.
Her platform is promoting cultural awareness and community service. She mentions, starting my pageant journey, I learned that we must be proud and continue to promote the Asian culture that has nurtured and shamed us to be the person we are today. Growing up in a family that is very involved in the community, like the Lions club, has taught me that when you have the means to, you should give back to the communities we live in. She plans to use her platform to go out in the community and give back.
QUEEN SHAY FUKAYAMA – MISS ASIA HAWAII 2012
Aloha everyone! My name is Shay Fukayama, 2012 Miss Asia Hawaii. I want to begin by saying thank you to everyone that came out on a Thursday afternoon at 4:15pm to show their support. Most people have work and busy lives, yet they made time to stop by Hard Rock Cafe. Without your support, I would not be the title holder I am today.
Currently I am a doctoral student at University of Hawaii at Manoa, pursuing my degree in Education with a focus on curriculum and instruction. I hope to graduate soon to embark on my journey where my education and background will take me. Until then my days consist of being at the computer, working on my dissertation.
Based on my research, I’ve started a service project where I teach children of Japanese ancestry, Japanese. It might seem silly, but it is becoming more common to see people with a Japanese last name, not able to speak a single Japanese word. This must be put to and end. I hope through my service project, I am able to help children learn the Japanese language and culture. I also hope to show parents how they can support their child learning two language simultaneously.
As for my personal life, I’m currently doing a 28-Day cleanse. Basically, no meat, no seafood, no dairy, no eggs, and no oil…for 28 days. It’s the new year, and a new beginning, so I thought I’d flush my system out as well. Don’t worry, when the 28-Days are done, I’ll go back to eating yummy foods and desserts.
MISS ASIA HAWAII LEGACY
1990 – Pamela Kimura
1994 – Julia Noh
1995 – Debra A. Ichimura
1996 – Traci Matsumoto
1997 – Tari Brewerton
2012 – Shay Fukayama
2013 – Jasmine Nip
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