The BYU-H student will represent Hawaii at Miss America in December 2019
The newly crowned Miss Hawaii 2019 Nikki Kehaulani Holbrook joins HI Now host Kanoe Gibson as guest co-host. Nikki previously held the title of Miss Central Oahu and was crowned as the state titleholder on June 15th. She will represent Hawaii at the Miss America Pageant on December 19, 2019.
Nikki Holbrook is a student at Brigham Young University Hawaii. She is majoring in Business Management. She has been involved in the Miss America Organization since 2014 and is currently Miss Hawai’i 2019. The Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarships for women in the United States. Its focus is furthering women’s education through service and scholarship.
Nikki is a classically trained pianist, starting at the age of 4 and has performed on television and before large audiences at various events. Nikki also serves as an ambassador of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), an organization that raises money for sick and injured children. She has participated in fundraisers for CMN such as the UC Davis Dance Marathon and Annual Golf Tournament. In addition, she has held her own fundraisers to personally raise money for this organization. Nikki has made numerous television appearances to promote the Children’s Miracle Network and its partners including the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) chain of restaurants and the Dairy Queen Corporation.
Nikki is an advocate for hard work, success in women, and service. She has spoken about these topics in speaking engagements for schools, church organizations, outreach programs, and young women’s groups. In May 2018, she gave a “TedxTalk”, discussing the importance of hard work and drive to achieve your dreams.
Inspired by her passion for service, Nikki developed the SNAP (Service Nurtures All People) program; an interactive presentation to promote community service. Nikki has presented her SNAP presentation at school assemblies to thousands of students throughout California, Hawai’i, and South Korea. Nikki hopes to continue to take her SNAP program throughout the United States and internationally to help young people gain a deeper understanding of the importance of service not only for those they serve but also for their own personal growth.