Miss USA 2022: Who is Kiana Yamat? Here's all you need to know about Miss Hawaii USA 2022
RENO, NEVADA: The contestants are ready, and the stage is set. The Miss USA 2022 pageant is all set to air live on Monday, October 3, 2022, and fans couldn't be more excited. From the fabulous swimsuit challenge to the glamourous evening gown round, the ladies prepare to set the stage on fire with their enigmatic beauty and intriguing talents. After all, only one will take home The Miss USA 2022 crown and make the nation proud at The Miss Universe 2022 pageant.
There are women from all 50 states competing for the coveted title, each representing the uniqueness of her state with complete determination. As fans are eager to learn every little detail of these extraordinary ladies, we take the opportunity to provide you with all the information about one of the competing beauties, Miss Hawaii USA 2022. The reigning Miss Hawaii USA 2022, Kiana Yamat, is one of the gorgeous ladies competing at Miss USA 2022 with all her might to make Hawaii proud. She was crowned her title of Miss Hawaii USA on February 19, 2022, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.
Who is Kiana Yamat?
Kiana Yamat hails from Waikiki, Honolulu. The 27-year-old succeeds the Miss Hawaii USA 2021 winner Allison Chu. Kiana is of Philipino and Mexican descent. From 2012 to 2016, she attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earning her bachelor's degree in civil engineering. She has interned and worked full-time as a field engineer at Hensel Phelps. The beauty queen has also worked as a design engineer for BFK Engineers in San Francisco. The Miss Hawaii USA 2022 was her first ever pageant, and Kiana proved her mettle by winning the crown on her first try. She also holds the title of a former Athlete. In the past, she ran Track & Field, was her school's cheerleading captain, and even represented Hawaii at Wrestling Nationals.
Kiana Yamat on Miss USA 2022
Kiana's goal is to be a female role model in the STEM industry and to inspire young women seeking careers in male-dominated industries. Kiana told Lahaina News, "My goal is to use Miss Hawaii USA's influence to do outreach within the community, specifically targeting young women who find themselves in the same position I did when I was younger: interested in STEM but lacking a female role model or mentor in the field. I hope to inspire young women to confidently pursue careers in male-dominated STEM fields." Catch Miss Hawaii in action as she puts her soul into the upcoming pageant.
Miss USA 2022 is all set to premiere on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 8 pm ET and 5 pm PT.