Miss Hawai‘i USA Jennifer Fairbank, a
graduate student in communication at HPU, left for Baltimore,
Md., March 25 in hopes of bringing home the highly coveted
title of Miss USA.
The Miss USA pageant will be held at Baltimore¹s historic
Hippodrome Theatre on April 11, and will air live from 9 to 11
p.m. (ET) on NBC.
For Fairbank, having the national pageant held
in Baltimore is a plus. “My father is orginally from Baltimore,” Fairbank
said, “so there will be a lot of Fairbanks at the pageant
cheering me on-the “hometown” girl!” She added
that Maryland has both a town and a street named Fairbank, both
named for her ancestors.
Fairbank, 25, is half Korean and half Caucasian. A graduate
of Punahou School and Loyola Marymount University, where
a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Business
Administration, she is currently studying for a Master’s
degree in Communication at HPU and working as a model and as
a production assistant at Kinetic Productions.