Angela Perez Baraquio Grey is a versatile entertainer and a teacher at heart. She is most widely known as Miss Hawaii 2000 and Miss America 2001.
As a University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduate with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Educational Administration, she has recently accepted the job as principal at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Gardena, California.
She worked as a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director at Holy Family Catholic Academy in Honolulu before being crowned Miss Hawaii 2000 and Miss America 2001. During her reign, Angela traveled 20,000 miles a month on a national speaking tour called, “Character in the Classroom: Teaching Values, Valuing Teachers”. She is the President/Founder of the Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which promotes character education and provides scholarships and grants for teachers and students. She served as media spokesperson for First Hawaiian Bank for four years, and continues to appear for numerous charitable events across the nation.
Angela served on a panel of experts for “Pageant School: Becoming Miss America”, which aired on CMT, VH-1, MTV, and LOGO worldwide. Angela continues to speak nationally, work as an on-camera talent, and is also an author of her self-published memoir, “AMAZING WIN, AMAZING LOSS: Miss America Living Happily Even After.
In 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to be a member of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Angela is married to her college sweetheart, Tinifuloa Grey. They live in California, with their three sons and own their own business called Isle Entertainment, Inc.