Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2009 - Ashley Marie Moser
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Ashley Maria Sagisi Moser

  • Age: 25

    Hometown: Honolulu

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    Birthday: October 21

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
A: During the summer of 2006, my parents and I visited the Mediterranean. We went on a cruise visiting Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. While in Venice, Italy, my mother and I decided to venture off into the streets, leaving our tour group and father behind. My father agreed to let us go as long as we were able to meet him at the finishing landmark, St. Mark's Square, in one hour. My mom and I knew we could handle it, being that we were professional shoppers and could find our way back through shopping malls. Well as the time passed, and the sky grew darker, we both agreed we were lost in the streets of Venice. The funniest part was that we both acted like we knew where we were going. All the walls of Venice look the same, it was an absolute maze. Trying to communicate with the Italian-speaking street vendors, we finally got back to St. Mark's Square just in time to load back onto boat. I learned a valuable lesson that day to never stray away and to next time learn Italian before visiting Italy.

Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: I love to bake red velvet cakes and make homemade frosting. Although it takes a long time, it is well worth the wait.

Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: I would save it and invest it in real estate since the market is good to buy right now. I would also spend some of that money on programs that make people laugh. I think we need more programs that spend time uplifting the spirits of our citizens who are caught in this economic downturn. This is all after I pay ten percent tithe.

Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Marie Osmond. Her standards have been the same throughout her whole career, from her teenage years to present day. She is living proof that fame and fortune do not have to convert people for the worse.

Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: I am the great granddaughter of one of the original plantation pioneers in the state of Hawaii, who immigrated from the Philippines in the early 1920s. My great grandfather earned less than 50 cents a day raising sugar cane and worked hard to make sure all of his posterity were educated. And because of him my commitment to education and success is important to my family.