Miss Hawaii USA 2011 Angela ByrdPosted in Pics on May 18th, 2011 by Jody
Angela Anela Iokia Byrd is Hawaii’s representative in this year’s Miss USA pageant, which will take place on June 19. She is considered to be one of the frontrunners to win the title of Miss USA 2011, which would earn her the right to compete in the Miss Universe pageant later this year. She is of English, Scottish, and Korean descent.
Accoring to her Facebook bio, Angela was born in Kentucky, but she and her family moved fourteen times before she graduated high school (her father was a U.S. Army officer). She was a talented musician growing up (excelling at piano, flute, and guitar) and was an honor Thespian in high school. She earned a full-ride Army ROTC scholarship to Seattle University, where she studied pre-med, but she decided to leave the ROTC program due to sports-related injuries, and she moved to Honolulu to finish her degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently a model, and her future goal is to become a physician’s assistant and work with Doctors Without Borders.
Angela is on Facebook. You can also follow the official Miss Hawaii USA Facebook and Twitter. And make sure to vote for her HERE – the winner of the Miss USA online vote will automatically qualify as a semifinalist in the pageant.
Pictures after the jump.
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