Hawaii Pageant Producer, Samantha Iha-Preece was born, raised and currently resides in Haleiwa, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Samantha has been directing, producing and training pageant contestants for over 10 years. She was nominated by the Pageant Planet for “Best State Pageant Director” and having the “Best State Pageant”. She is the former Miss Hawaii World and competed in the Miss World America competition which is the national preliminary to the oldest surviving, major international beauty pageant, Miss World. Samantha has held several local, state and national pageant titles since the age of 15.
Samantha enjoys working with charitable non-profit organizations and was even honored the Oprah Winfrey Award for her extensive community service work. For nearly 4 years, Samantha hosted her own Radio Show on KPRP 650 as well as on The Mix 96.7FM. Samantha is a proud alumna of the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Samantha loves venturing into the new and staying active. Samantha said she enjoys producing the Miss Hawaii Plus Pageant (www.misshawaiiplus.com) and being part of the Miss Plus World Organization.