In The Mix


Local guy tests
his ‘hot’ factor

AS HIP-HOP SUPERSTAR LL Cool J once said, "Don't call it a comeback -- I've been here for years." Grappling Unlimited's Egan Inoue showed he's still a dangerous man Saturday night while dismantling Japanese fighter Yukiya Naito at Superbrawl XXVIII. Inoue moves on to face Shooto World Champion Masanori Suda next month.

Faces spotted in the crowd included KCCN FM 100's Bruddah Bryan and Shannon Scott, 1043 XME's KC and KHNL's Cindy Paliracio. Jesus Salud and Nick Rolovich were also in the house, as were NFL players Olin Kreutz and Ashley Lelie and major league outfielder Benny Agbayani. Even Timmy Chang was there, much to the delight of many beer-drinking females at the Blaisdell ...

Alicia Michioka: Catch Miss Hawaii 2003 at Aaron's and "Raise the Love"

BEEN KEEPING TRACK of all the local folks making a big splash on the mainland lately? A while back I told you about Chelsea Ching appearing on "Meet My Folks," and now she's been joined by Jordan Segundo on the hugely popular "American Idol" and former Hawaii resident Paul Matsumoto on "The Bachelorette." Another local resident, Darin Brooks, was selected during auditions at Dave & Buster's to appear on the television show "Are You Hot?"

And we can't forget Hannah Hobensack. The 2002 La Pietra graduate and part-time model is on the cover of National Geographic's first swimsuit issue, which hits local bookstores later this week. Hobensack just left the islands for Australia to study fashion design ...

GET AN EARLY start to Valentine's Day tomorrow night with Miss Hawaii USA 2003 Alicia Michioka during "Raise the Love" at Aaron's atop the Ala Moana Hotel. The Kauai native has traveled throughout Asia as an ambassador for Hawaii's tourist industry and is a spokeswoman for HPD's M.A.I.L.E. Alert Program. She'll represent Hawaii at the Miss USA Pageant next month, to be televised on NBC.

"Raise the Love" takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, and part of the $15 ticket price goes to the Missing Child Center of Hawaii. Robi Kahakalau and Maunalua are scheduled to entertain. Call 536-8377 for more info ...

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