Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Keolani Hardin discusses her journey towards the MISS USA® competition in June. She’s a 24-year-old team member and speed/agility coach with Hawaii Speed and Quickness, a non-profit that promotes the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle in under privileged communities throughout the state.
Her love of athletics began early; after graduating from Iolani School, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, awarded her a five-year athletic scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 volleyball. In college, she majored in both anthropology and geography and minored in ethnic studies.
Hardin is one of this year’s 52 contestants from around the USA will compete for the title of MISS USA® 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The competition will broadcast on KHON2 at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The three-hour special programming event will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. The winner of MISS USA® will go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe later this year.