Julianne Chu is the reigning Miss Hawaii USA 2018 and will be representing The Aloha State at the upcoming Miss USA competition. The 26-year-old native of Honolulu succeeded 2017 winner Julie Kuo to win the crown. Chu previously won Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2010 and is the sister of Allison Chu, who won Miss Hawaii 2016. She currently is a member of the Young Executives (YEs) Board of Special Olympics Hawaii, an ambassador for Women Speak Out Hawaii and the author of her own website the Power of Positivity.
Miss USA takes place Monday, May 21 at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The pageant will air live on FOX. The Miss Universe pageant will take place at a yet-to-be-determined date.