North Shore’s Miss Hawaii wins second runner up in Miss America

Jade Eckardt

Jalee Fuselier of Haleiwa, also known as Miss Hawaii 2010, placed as second runner up in the 2011 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, the North Shore News (NSN) reported this week.

On the first night of the pageant on January 16, Fuselier was named the evening’s preliminary lifestyle and fitness winner, resulting in a prize of $1,000. Fuselier won a total of $20,000 in scholarships, according to the NSN.

Seventeen-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Gering, Nebraska was crowned Miss America 2011. Eating disorders are her platform issue, and she hopes to become a judge and politician.

The Miss America Organization describes itself as one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. In 2010, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations helped make available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance to young women.

Fuselier will continue as Miss Hawaii until June 2011, when a new Miss Hawaii will be chosen.

Below is Fuselier’s bio from

Age: 22

Chrsitian Education High School
Hawaii Pacific University

Platform Issue: Ready for the “Real World”

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Master’s Degree in Counseling

Talent: Vocal

Scholastic Honors: Dean’s List; Hawaii Pacific University’s Presidential Scholarship Award recipient; Global education scholar for Up with People

Career Ambition: To become a clinical counselor

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss North Shore

State Competition Sponsor: Miss Hawaii