Sendoff for Miss Hawaii USA

March 31st, 2009


Nadine Kam photo
Almost walking on water, clockwise from left, Eric Kamakahia’ai Chandler, Aureana Tseu, Pamela Young and Takeo.

Before The Counter party Saturday night, I was at the sendoff party for 2009 Miss Hawaii USA Aureana Tseu, held at the home of Dr. Lawrence Tseu. She leaves April 1 for the national competition April 19 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the party was an opportunity to thank the many who have supported her throughout the years, with food provided by 3660 on the Rise, drinks, and a mini fashion show of all the ensembles she’ll be wearing through judges interviews, and yes, lunch with The Donald, of Trump and “Celebrity Apprentice” fame.

It’s scary to think I’ve known Aureana since she was too young to be in pageants. Even at something like 14, she was always poised, outgoing, articulate and positive, so I always knew this day would come, as I’m sure those closest to her felt as well.

Good luck, Aureana!


2 Couture photo
Evening gown designed by Eric Chandler and Takeo, and made from multicolor silk with Austrian yellow and gold crystals.

iwalani tseu

Nadine Kam photos
Aureana with her mother Iwalani Tseu, right, and Leilani Keough.


Aureana in Missoni, purchased from Neiman Marcus. Takeo and Chandler did all the shopping and creating of her Las Vegas wardrobe. Talk about fun jobs!


Host Dr. Lawrence Tseu, right, and Aureana, with guests, from left, Briana, Kylee and Howard Dashefsky.


Charlyn Honda Masini photo
Aureana and 2Couture thanked Dr. Tseu by presenting him with this Pegge Hopper artwork.


More media: KITV4′s Mahealani Richardson and her mother Helen.

st. John

Leilani Keough and Aureana both in St. John. I believe this is Aureana’s interview outfit.


Marissa, Patrick and Seishu Gey, who also showed up at The Counter party later in the evening.


Al and Charlyn Masini. I may have to add “Daredevil” to her name because she apparently likes to drive very fast, so much so that Al just signed her up for Lamborghini high-performance driving school this year in Italy. If she ever offers me a ride, I’ll have to pass. I fear speed and heights.


Joyce and Neiman Marcus’s Al Tomonari, with Sarah Fargo.


Kitty Wo, left, with Dr. Lawrence Tseu and Blossom Tyau. Single roses were presented to the women in the crowd by Aurean Tseu.


Aureana in gold St. John, caught on the television camera, lower left.

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One Response to “Sendoff for Miss Hawaii USA”

  1. Jim Doyle:

    She’s gorgeous! I know you’ll make us proud, Aureanna. We already are. Best wishes at the pageant.

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