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Kathryn Teruya was Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012

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Kahala

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Later Miss HI 2017

Semi-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2012

A native of Kahala, Kathryn Teruya was crowned Miss Hawaii Teen USA on 19 November 2011 and represented Hawaii at the Miss Teen USA 2012 pageant in the Bahamas. Kathryn Teruya is of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Hungarian and Romanian ancestry. Her unique heritage has helped her understand the importance of unity and compassion. Both her and her sister Lauren, who won Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2017, went on to win the Miss Hawaii title and compete at Miss America.

2012 bio:

Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2012 Kathryn Teruya is of Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Hungarian and Romanian ancestry. Her unique heritage has helped her understand the importance of unity and compassion. Kathryn is also extremely passionate about dance; she has practiced hula, Tahitian dance, ballet and jazz since she was three.

Kathryn currently attends `Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, she is an honor student, the president of the Key Club, and a member of the track team. Kathryn is also an active volunteer and recently partnered with Mrs. America 2012, Lara Fonoimoana, to recruit 1000 Awaiaulu volunteers. Awaiaulu volunteers assist in transcribing Hawaiian newspapers dating from 1850 to the present. Their goal is to educate others about and preserve Hawaii’s rich history.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Kathryn’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Kathryn’s “after the crown” photos.

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