Posted on October 28, 2021
Raised in a family that values both arts and education, Allie Chu is an accomplished actor, singer, and model – as well as the first woman to win both Miss Hawai'i and Miss Hawai'i USA. With the Miss USA pageant coming up at the end of November, we wanted to catch up with Allie to discuss her plans if she wins and get some of her local Hawaiian favorites.
What part of Hawai'i are you from?
I'm a townie – I grew up in Kahala.
Favorite thing about living in Hawai'i?
I love the community and culture of Hawai'i. Hawai'i is rich in culture and history, and everyone is respectful and mindful of each other.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love getting to sail to the Mokulua Islands with friends and surf there when there are waves.
Favorite bite of food in Honolulu?
The Zip Pac from Zippy's.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I am a trained opera singer – I started learning when I was five.
What inspired you to get into pageants?
I became involved in pageantry to obtain scholarships, learn how to showcase myself, and to make a difference in my community.
What will you do if you win Miss USA?
I would die! I would be completely honored to be Miss USA and continue to work with the Best Buddies organization on a national level to advocate for inclusivity in our society. My older brother is on the spectrum of autism, which has taught me to be compassionate and advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
What does Aloha mean to you?
Aloha is about having compassion towards other people and always be respectful in every scenario.
How would you describe Reyn Spooner in three words?
Classic, Cool, Aloha