Hawaii is the most recent state to start competing at Miss USA, as they first competed in 1962. Prior to this delegates were sent to Miss Universe. Despite their late start, they have been one of the most successful states. There have been four Miss USA's from Hawaii (Hawaii is only one of two states to have had four Miss USA's). Their first winner (Macel Wilson came the first year they competed. In 1997, Brook Mahealani Lee won the Miss USA title, and became one of only seven women from the United States to win Miss Universe. Although they have had many Miss USA winners and many semi-finalists, relatively few women from Hawaii have placed as runners-up.
Two titleholders previously competed at Miss Teen USA, one has competed at Miss World and one at Miss International. Kelly Hu, Miss Teen USA 1985, became the first Teen USA winner to win a Miss title, in 1993. In a rare occurrence, Miss Hawaii USA 2003 and 2004 are sisters.
Many Miss Hawaii USAs competed at a number of international pageants. Similar to the Miss South Carolina winners, there was one Miss Hawaii USA that competed at Miss International. Another one competed at Miss World. Four of the winners competed at Miss Universe, after winning Miss USA. Although all of the six titleholders represented the US or Hawaii at their international pageants, only one won the international crown. She is Miss Hawaii USA 1997, Brook Lee who won the Miss USA 1997 title and also won the Miss Universe 1997 crown.
The franchise is currently held by 2Couture of Honolulu.
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss USA||Special awards at Miss USA||Notes|
|2008||Jonelle Layfield||Kaneohe||23||Sister of Miss Hawaii 2007|
|2006||Radasha Ho'ohuli||Nanakuli||26||Represented Hawaii at Miss World 2001|
|2000||Michelle Kaplan||Kona||23||Miss Congeniality|
|1999||Trini-Ann Kaopuiki||Previously Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1991|
|1997||Leslie-Ann Lum||Took over Miss Hawaii USA 1997 title when Brook Lee was crowned Miss USA 1997. Previously Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1987|
|Brook Mahealani Lee||Pearl City||26||Winner||Miss Universe 1997|
|1996||Ku'ualoha Taylor||25||Miss Congeniality|
|1995||Lynn Vesnefski||Style award|
|1994||Nadine Tanega||Semi-finalist||Represented Hawaii at the Miss International 1990, was 2nd runner up at this pageant, 3rd runner up at Miss World USA 1992|
|1993||Kelly Hu||Honolulu||Finalist||Miss Photogenic||Previously Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1985 and Miss Teen USA 1985, actress|
|1981||Teri Lynn||Honolulu||4th runner-up|
|1979||Blanche Maa||2nd runner-up|
|1978||Judi Andersen||Honolulu||20||Winner||1st runner-up at Miss Universe 1978|
|1977||Cely De Castro||Semi-finalist|
|1972||Tanya Wilson||Honolulu||21||Winner||Semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1972|
|1963||Susan Molina||semifinalist in Miss World USA 1963|
|1962||Macel Wilson||Honolulu||18||Winner||Semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1962|
|1961||Did Not Compete|
|1952–1959||Hawaii participated at Miss Universe|