Honolulu, HI – October 2nd, 2005 – Oahu, Hawaii’s luxurious Turtle Bay Resort and renowned leading sun care provider Hawaiian Tropic®, celebrated the 23rd Annual Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International United States Pageant Finals presented by TRIMSPA.
The legendary Turtle Bay’s tropical paradise boasts miles of white sandy beaches, secluded bays, panoramic ocean views, and amenities galore all enhanced with the enchanting island spirit of Aloha! Breathtaking sun-drenched horizons merge with the rolling waves of the Pacific shoreline to complete this unique resort experience that served as a back drop for the events.
Ninety-six gorgeous contestants from across the country competed with charisma, charm and beauty as this year’s theme took them to the “Heart of Hawaii, My Native Island” to compete September 26th - October 2nd, 2005. The top four finalists will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International Pageant to be held at the glamorous Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2006.
The top Four Finalists in no particular order are: Brandy Leaver, Honolulu Hawaii; Kristen Achee, Austin Texas Rebecca Dipietro, Daytona Beach, Florida; and Jessica Solek, Foxwoods Connecticut. Other winners include, Jennifer Tammaro, Weir’s Beach New Hampshire, for Miss Congeniality, and Jessica Solek, Foxwoods Connecticut for Miss Photogenic.
Actor Christopher McDonald joined co-host Charmain Espinosa, the reigning Miss Hawaiian Tropic International 2005, as well as the talented Sterling Rice to host the pageant finale on October 1st. Festivities were filmed by Sterling Productions in conjunction with Bennett Productions, Inc., for an upcoming one-hour televised special that will broadcast nationally in the spring/summer of 2006.
Special thanks to our nationally recognized sponsors who include: Anheuser-Busch, Bennett Productions, Cross Canvas, Daytona Harley-Davidson, Dollar Rent A Car,
E & J Gallo Wineries, EarthCam, Eclipse Television and Sports Marketing, Hawaiian Tropic Apparel, Infinity, JBL, Jewels of Beverly Hills, Joe Boxer, Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley, Christian Riese Lassen, Bill Mack, Pevonia Botanica, Raymond Weil Watches, RUSK, South Aviation, TRIMSPA, Turtle Bay Resort, Yamaha Watercraft Group, and Zgraph Inc.
Sponsors of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International United States Pageant Finals graciously presented promotional contracts and other prizes to selected contestants who include:
EarthCam’s Sprint Screensaver Winners: Chantel Gonsalves, Alpine, New Jersey; Kristen Achee, Austin, Texas; Cassandra Delia, Ogden, Utah; Brandy Leaver, Honolulu, Hawaii; Rebecca Dipietro, Daytona Beach, Florida; Kristy Payne, Milford, Connecticut; Angela Scanga, Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Emily Knight, Atlanta, Georgia; Amber Thompson, Lexington, Kentucky; and Jessica Solek, Foxwoods, Connecticut.
Hawaiian Tropic Zone and Hawaiian Tropic Models.net Winners: AJ Almasi, Los Angeles, California; Jessica Solek, Foxwoods, Connecticut; Oona O’Connell, Miami, Florida; and Rebecca Dipietro, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley Award Winner: Nicole Belt, Spring Break Tour-Pacific
Pevonia’s Radiant Skin Award Winner: Emily Knight, Atlanta, Georgia
South Aviation Award Winners: Loradana Ferriolo, New York, New York; and Heather Marshall, Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
TRIMSPA’S Dream Body Award Winner: Rebecca Dipietro, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Yamaha Watercraft Group Winners: Emily Knight, Atlanta Georgia; and Nicole Webb, Orlando Florida.
Zgraph’s Miss Photogenic Awards: Vanessa Hondromihalis, Quincey, Massachusetts; Diane Grant, Melbourne, Florida; Michelle Banzer, Richmond, Kentucky; and Jessica Solek, Foxwoods, Connecticut.
In correlation with the United States Pageant, Hawaiian Tropic’s year long nationwide Aloha Bash sweepstakes took place. Hawaiian Tropic is proud to announce that Casey Clark is the official grand prize winner of the 2005 Toyota Solara Convertible and the JBL Home Theater Sound System.
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