Miss Teen goes national
Hannah Keikiokanani Thomas had worn high heels just four times before the Miss Hawaii Teen USA pageant in March, but apparently poise comes naturally to the 17-year-old, as she walked off stage with the crown.
Thomas competes Tuesday in the Miss Teen USA pageant in Palm Springs, Calif. Keep an eye on her progress at 7 p.m. on KHNL/NBC.
A Kamehameha Schools senior, Thomas is a competitive bodysurfer and plays on her school's water polo, swimming and kayaking teams (easy to see why she has little use for heels). She is the daughter of Jan and Robert Thomas.
The last Hawaii contestant to become Miss Teen USA was Kelly Hu in 1985 -- she's now an actress.