The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii said Jenalyn Ng has been crowned the 72nd Narcissus Queen.
She was among five contestants in this year’s pageant, held at Mamiya Theatre on Saturday.
Jenalyn Ng, 26, was born in Honolulu and is the daughter of Janice Oda-Ng and Janson Hook. She is a graduate of Kaiser High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa when she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.
Jenalyn is currently employed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Children’s Center as a preschool teacher and education specialist. She is currently a graduate student earning her Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies focusing on preschool to third grade. Her interests include animal care, community service and early childhood education, and her goal is to create curricular materials to help develop the whole child while continuing to mentor aspiring early childhood teachers in the university’s teaching program.
Also crowned were:
>> First Princess – Laura Lyn Tan\
>> Second Princess – Mae Tonge
>> Third Princess – Zena Li Demapan
>> Fourth Princess – Juliana Chang
Pageant participants compete in four phases: Judges’ interview, Talent, Chinese Evening Gown and Speech.
The Narcissus Queen and her four princesses will represent the local Chinese community and the state of Hawaii through the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, serving as ambassadors of aloha in 2022, the Year of the Tiger.