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Saturday, January 14, 2012


It's Saturday, let us continue to be happy and entertained.  First, Tadd Fujikawa was the only Hawaii golfer to make the cut at the SONY Open in Honolulu.  Four years ago, at the age of 16, he became the second youngest player to make a PGA tour cut.  He was born three months premature, weighing in at 1 pound 15 ounces, and could fit in his grandfather's palm.  Unlike Tim Tebow, who was also lucky to survive birth, and is 6 feet 3 inches tall, Tadd is all of 5 feet 1 inch.  His father is serving a ten year sentence on a drug charge.  You think you have it tough?  Go Tadd!!!  Watch him on the Golf Channel (from 7PM EST, or 2PM in Hawaii).

Miss Hawaii, Lauren Cheape, was the talent winner on night three (seen above with Miss New York).  Her talent?  Jump roping...
...where she confided that:

The crowd-pleaser trick is the butt bounce.

What credentials:  part-Hawaiian (Lauren Kealohilani Cheape), a graduate of Mililani High School and the University of Hawaii in film. where she played water polo and swam, has already received an Academy for Creative Media Film Award on "Li Hing Mui, Lilikoi, Lychee," started her very own charity called CARE:  Collegiate Athletes Reaching Everyone, and has raised more $40,000 for the Children's Miracle Network, the official charity of the Miss American program.  And about not giving up?  She finally became Miss Hawaii after four attempts.

The Miss America Pageant Finals from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas can be seen from 9-11PM EST (from 8PM in Hawaii) tonight on ABC.  Hawaii's Angela Perez Baraquio became Miss America in 2001.


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