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The Road to Miss America – Miss Hawaii Allison Carol Nanea Chu

Photo Courtesy: Miss America Organization (©2016 Paul Hayashi Photography)

Our next contestant to be featured in our series, “The Road to Miss America” is Miss Hawaii, Allison Carol Nanea Chu.

Age: 22

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Platform Issue: Safe in the Sun: Prevention and Early Detection of Skin Cancer

Talent: Opera: “O Mio Babbino Caro”

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Scholastic Ambition: To attend medical school and become a dermatologist.

Scholastic Honors: summa cum laude graduate; Phi Betta Kappa; Centennial Scholar; High School Valedictorian; National Society of Collegiate Scholars

My Proud Accomplishment: Being a voting member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Science) aka GRAMMY Awards.

If I am crowned Miss America: I would want to leave a legacy that with kindness and perseverance, one can achieve anything.

Allison is a recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She was able to earn this degree while living out of a suitcase between New York, Los Angeles, and Honolulu, pursuing her modeling, acting, and singing careers over the last five years. Allison has been volunteering since the age of seven. Proceeds from Allison’s recorded songs have benefited local Hawaii charities. Allison is currently working on an original album, proceeds of this album will be used to benefit her platform efforts, Safe in the Sun: Promoting Early Detection of Skin Cancer.