Aimee Coronado Bravo – 2020 Miss Latina Hawaii

When I graduated high school, I graduated with my first college degree as well. I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the running start program my junior and senior year of high school where I was able to finish my high school credit and also gain my associates degree. I’m incredibly grateful that I decided to take this path as I am now on track to graduate next year despite being in my “freshman” year of college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In fact, UHM was the reason why I came to Hawaii in the first place as the Shidler College of business is one of the best in the country! Here I am now continuing my business studies with a double major in International Business and Management. Due to my participation in running start I also have enough room to triple minor and still graduate early. My minors of Peace Studies, a Peace Corp Certificate, and Marine Studies are areas that I find interesting and hope to pursue.

My end goal is to get my doctorate in business management and then go on to be the CEO of a tech or app company. For now however, once I finish my bachelors I plan on doing a 2 year service period through the Peace Corp in the Economic Development sector in a Central or South American country. Not only do I want to do this to gain a valuable experience that will make me a unique applicant for graduate school, but I also feel the need to give back to my people because I have been so fortunate to have been given the gift of being bilingual and getting a college education. I hope to learn things during this time that I can apply to my business in order to stop the separation of corporations and communities. As I finish up my freshman year, I reflect on the lessons I’ve learned and friends I’ve gained not only through school but through the Miss America Organization as well because a lot of this was possible because of my scholarship.

Despite struggling with a mental illness throughout the last several years of my life I am so proud of how far I’ve come. To anyone out there who might be struggling in school or life in general because of a mental illness, just know that it’s okay to not be okay as long as you’re kind to your mind.

Mahealani Sims-Tulba – 2020 Miss Aloha Latina

For the Miss Hawai’i competition, my talent will be singing.
Singing and performing has been a huge part of my life ever since I was a little girl! I’ve always loved being able to touch the lives of others through song. I had so much fun filming the music video in 2014 with the amazing singer, rapper, and songwriter, Justice Moon.
He was was able to help me convey the message of B.R.A.V.E. through this fun and catchy song! We were able to showcase the meaning of doing the right thing and not being afraid to follow your dreams.

Please enjoy the brave theme song “The World is Mine”!

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Posted by Mahealani Sims-Tulba on Friday, May 1, 2020

Miss Latina Hawaii – Aimee Coronado Bravo

Auburn, WA

Despite being involved in music in some way since I can remember, I didn’t start singing until my freshman year of high school! Not only that, but it’s only been in the last two years that I’ve begun singing as a soloist which is very different than choral singing. There’s a whole other world of technique used when singing a solo versus singing in a choir.
My lack of confidence in my voice held me back for years and I’m so grateful to both my choir teacher and my vocal instructor @sarahlynntweet from @tweetvoicestudio for helping me come out of my shell. I’m incredibly proud with how much I’ve grown in the short time that I’ve been singing and I am excited to continue growing and sharing that with all of you💕

Posted by Aimee Coronado on Friday, May 1, 2020

Posted by Aimee Coronado on Friday, May 1, 2020