Lacie, who competed as Miss Waikiki USA, was competing for the first time. She is the third newcomer to win in the last four years. She also won the evening gown and Miss Photogenic awards and tied for the swimsuit award.
Leimakamae was a semi-finalist last year. She is the second consecutive titleholder from the Big Island - which is impressive considering last year's winner Kylyn Rapoza was the first for 20 years! Both Leimakamae and Kylyn were Miss Hawaii Island Teen USA titleholders; the new prelims being held on all the islands in Hawaii are clearly paying off, at least in the Teen division, as Miss HI Teen USA 2016 Joahnnalee Ucol was I believe the first from Maui and the first from an island other than Oahu since 2004!
In addition to Steisha the rest of the top 10 were Sarah Manuel, a non-finalist in 2017, and first-time contestants, Nikita McElroy, Madoka Nagatake and Breea Yamat. Nikita won Miss Congeniality.
First runner-up in Teen was Lyric Medeiros, second runner-up went to Congeniality winner Kiilani Arruda, third runner-up was Photogenic winner Tylee Calicdan and fourth runner-up was Ashley Hill (SF in 2018).
See also: Miss Hawaii USA & Teen USA state pageant results | Miss Hawaii USA & Teen USA titleholder history
1RU: Brittany Ann Payne (4RU CA USA 17, 2RU 15, Miss Earth US 2015)
2RU: Stephanie Wang (SF 16)
3RU: Halia Parish
4RU: Kayli Obrero
Sarah Manuel (NF 17)
Congeniality: Nikita McElroy
Photogenic: Lacie Choy
1RU: Lyric Medeiros
2RU: Kiilani Arruda
3RU: Tylee Calicdan
4RU: Ashley Hill (SF 18)
Congeniality: Kiilani Arruda
Photogenic: Tylee Calicdan