Moani Hara will represent Hawaii at the Miss USA pageant in 2014. She was crowned Miss Hawaii USA on Sunday in Honolulu.
At the time of her crowning, Hara was the reigning Miss Nuuanu USA.
Hara is a former Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen. The teen pageant is the younger-sister competition within the Miss America Organization. She represented Hawaii at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando in 2007.
The Miss USA pageant is part of the Miss Universe Organization, which is co-owned byand NBC Universal.
Date and location of the Miss USA pageant will be announced on a later date.
Winner of the Miss USA pageant will represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant.
If Hara wins at the national level, she will become the fifth Hawaiian to become Miss USA.
Miss Hawaii USA 1997 Brook Lee won the national title, and then went on to be crowned Miss Universe.
Others winning the national title are Miss Hawaii USA 1978 Judi Andersen, Miss Hawaii USA 1972 Tanya Wilson and Miss Hawaii USA 1962 Macel Wilson.