It was quite a privilege to work with Hawaii's newest Miss this past Sunday at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. From the opening number to the first walk as Miss Hawaii 09, Ariana Tseu stole the show! This woman is beautiful, poised, smart, passionate.... and I know she is going to do an amazing job representing Hawaii on the National Level!! I had the best time working back stage with her! Through four different hair/ makeup and outfit changes.... there was never a stressful moment. It was so enjoyable! Don't get me wrong, backstage at a pageant you'll always be rushing.... but never a bad attitude, a negative word, or a wrong look came from Ariana. She in fact, was often mentoring and coaching some of the other contestants who had never done this before, backstage. It was rewarding to see someone take the crown who really was deserving of it! This evening marked the 10 year anniversary for Ariana, of being crowned Miss Teen Hawaii! It was a monumental night now taking the crown for MISS HAWAII as well. And as her Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist..... I was very proud!! I even got to jump up on stage to touch her up.... after she made her walk down the catwalk of course.... it was a crowning moment for both of us you could say!