Kathryn Teruya

Hawaii 2017

Kathryn Teruya

Miss Hawaii 2017

Age: 21

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

Platform Issue: BFF: Brush, Floss, Fluoride

Talent: Jazz Dance

College Major: Biology

Scholastic Ambition: To attend dental school

Secret Wish or Dream: I wish to open a dental and medical clinic that has a designated area for arts and performance.

My Favorite Hobbies: Dance, ceramics, track and field, and stand up paddle boarding.

Bio: Kathryn was born and raised an island girl. Home will always be Hawai’i. Her father is a dentist, and she plans to follow in his footsteps. Volunteering together on a global scale, her father taught her that our planet is an island, and we must all do our part. Her platform, “BFF: Brush, Floss, Fluoride,” was created with the worldwide awareness that many lifelong health issues start with tooth decay. Simple care and education can change this. As Miss America, Kathryn would work with the American Dental Association and CMN Hospitals to develop preventative measures for a healthier America.