MISS RODEO HAWAII
Cheyanne Keeliihoomalu calls Hilo, Hawaii home where she attended the University of Hawaii obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Mathematics. Her life ambition is to share God’s aloha (love) with others and eventually go into the ministry attending the International College of Christian Ministry.
Cheyanne’s hobbies include going on adventures with friends and family, camping, kayaking, star gazing, dancing and expressing her creativity through sewing. She is an ambassador of MERCY worldwide and has volunteered at their dog walk to raise money for their annual day of mercy which benefits the local homeless by providing hot meals, clothes and groceries.
“I have had the wonderful opportunity to grow up in not just the paniolo (Hawaiian rancher) lifestyle but in the rodeo community as well. This lifestyle helped mold me in so many different ways through the various kuleana (responsibilities) it gave me, through the priceless mana’o (knowledge) that my grandfather and my parents shared with me, and the precious bond that grew within my family because of it. Furthermore, this lifestyle has brought me much joy. As Miss Rodeo America, I would have the wonderful privilege to share not just the American rodeo lifestyle but also the Hawaiian paniolo lifestyle to help mold others and bring them the joy and aloha that I have received from my experiences. My life ambition is to share God’s love with others and this is the perfect opportunity to share it with people all over America.”