Manalani Mili Hokoana English, a 24-year-old dancer from Waiohuli, Maui, was crowned the Merrie Monarch Festival's Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday night.
"It's a very honoring feeling," said English. "It's hard to describe the feeling. It's almost like the best feeling you could ever have."
The results of the 2013 Miss Aloha Hula competition are as follows:
1st place (1057 points) - Manalani Mili Hokoana English
2nd place (1042 points) - Sloane Makana West
3rd place (1041 points) - Jasmine Kaleihiwa Dunlap
4th place (1039 points) - Chalei Malianapuaonahala Pu'ulei McKee