Mrs. Hawaii America 2021 Michelle Chavez
Aloha, my name is Michelle Chavez and I am honored to represent the state of Hawaii. I’ve been married to my husband Matthew Chavez for four years and we have always been a dynamic duo! We proudly serve our country as Captain’s in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2016. I earned a Bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in Spanish and competed in track, boxing, and was on the cheerleading team. I love to hike, surf, raise awareness on physical and mental health, and give back to the community by volunteering with organizations such as Access Surf, Family Promise, Make A Wish foundation, and Surfrider foundation.
My motto is to stay positive, work hard, and make it happen! It plays a significant role for my platform “Dream BIG, Act Now”:
Dream BIG: Too often we constrain our own ability because of our paralyzing fear of failure or judgement. We, ourselves, are the judge, the jury, and our biggest fan club. Think of your dream…hold that thought, now dream bigger because you CAN and WILL accomplish it with your unyielding strength and determination. We must dream BIG – Boldly, Innovatively, and with a whole lot of Guts!
Act Now: Mental and physical health does not discriminate on age, race, or gender. Sometimes the deepest scars are deeply rooted and nested within, bearing the weight of a thousand pounds, stealing our peace of mind and taking a toll on our bodies as well. We must take care of ourselvesas a whole – body, mind, and spirit or it will affect our ability to be present, be confident, and be the best version of oneself. There is no room for comparing the burden of one to another. Act now and be the positive light for someone in need.
My sincerest thank you to all who have provided wisdom for personal and professional growth and supported me in all of my dreams. I could not have made it to where I am today without the unconditional love and support from my husband, family, and friends. I look forward to my journey ahead and gaining more people to my Ohana.