Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors

Your partnership has made a significant impact in ensuring that we continue and expand our work to protect our vulnerable populations.

Universe Sponsor – $10K
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

International Sponsor – $2,500

Earth Sponsors – $1,000
Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Bombay-Fiji Bazaar, Caddell’s Laser and Electrolysis Clinic, Holman Enterprises, Seattle Children’s, Tongan Resource Group, and Teine Ulu Pupu’u.

Pacific Sponsors – $500+
Asian Counseling Referral Services, Cascadia, Four Points by Sheraton, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, Magic Cabinet, Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, and White Center Community Development Association.

Individual Sponsors

Sasha Samuelu, Jamie Ale, Maluali’i Designs, and the Vaina Family

Thank you also, La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham, and Thrive Causemetics.

Mahalo nui loa, to our co-hosts, judges, and auditors:

Co-Hosts: Brita Filter and Aleksa Manila
Judges: Afa Ah Loo, Austin Asiata, Tiare Malie Chanel, Colleen Echohawk, and Priya Frank
Auditors: Jada Cuevas Fajardo and Normani Puipui Mauga

Malo ‘aupito, to all our volunteers:

Blue Origin, BECU, US Bank, and UTOPIA Washington community & allies.

Vinaka vakalevu, to our Winners’ Circle of Miss Island Goddesses in attendance:

Kimmy Giselle, Tanya Rachinee, Marion Marlena, Iyona Black, Ara Yandall, and Beyonce Black St. James

Si Yu’os Ma’åse’, to ALL our siblings who traveled to celebrate with us:
From UTOPIA PDX, UTOPIA Las Vegas, UTOPIA Alaska; all who traveled from California, Hawai’i, Arizona and across the US Continent. Our sisters from American Samoa representing SOFIAS (Society of Fa’afafine in American Samoa), and our lovely sister, Kaleimomi Timoteo, Miss Continental Plus Hawai’i 2022 – thank you ALL for being here.

We are overjoyed with the success of our event and grateful for the gathering of community to share space and celebrate one another. We hope all our guests and families from near and far enjoyed themselves, we are grateful for your continued support and love. Last, but surely not least, we want to send a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our newly crowned Miss Island Goddess 2023, Paris Mae Mackie Yandall. We look forward to your reign!

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