Hawaii's Angela Byrd earns 8th place in Miss USA Pageant - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hawaii's Angela Byrd earns 8th place in Miss USA Pageant

Miss Hawaii USA Angela Byrd. Photo courtesy: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP. Miss Hawaii USA Angela Byrd. Photo courtesy: Miss Universe L.P., LLLP.

LAS VEGAS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Miss Hawaii USA is celebrating a top 10 finish in Las Vegas, but the oddsmaker's favorite walked away with the crown.

Alyssa Campanella of California won the Miss USA Sunday night.

The 21-year-old model will represent the United States at the Miss Universe Pageant in Brazil in September.

Angela Byrd of Hawaii made it to the top eight.

"This journey really taught me that I am beautiful. I grew up as an ugly duckling and moved around all the time," Byrd said. "And being Miss Hawaii USA and all the love and support that I got was just so amazing."

Byrd says she now plans to finish her training to become a physician assistant.

She also wants to pursue modeling and acting, as well as continue her work with UNICEF.

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