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Bernadette & Angela Baraquio

Bernadette & Angela Baraquio

Angela Perez Baraquio Grey

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.

Bernadette Baraquio

Bernadette Baraquio is a multi-award-winning producer, creative director and former anchor on the #1 rated KHON2 FOX Morning News. She is a proud University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduate with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Music. She has appeared in numerous local specials such as the Great Aloha Run, the Taste of Honolulu and was a TV spokesperson for Times Supermarkets and St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii.

She wrote and hosted OC16’s special music series, “Hawaiian Classics, and is the Creative Director and Executive Producer of “LIVING LOCAL®.”

Bernadette also enjoys producing videos for the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii. Her most recent educational series on the sacraments won the prestigious 2015 New Wineskins Award at the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders.

Her documentaries on“Reconciliation” and “Vocations in the Priesthood” both won Telly Awards. She continues to produce viideos on food, housing and prison ministries for the Catholic Diocese Office for Social Ministry, and recently garnered another Telly Award for her segment featuring the Institute for Human Services.

She recently produced a half-hour special for the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii on “Living Donors.”

Today, she teaches Journalism students part-time at the University of Hawaii School of Communications on Media Design and Production and serves as Executive Producer for the student-produced TV magazine, “Ka Hui Ho’olauna,” which airs on the broadcast network KFVE at the end of each semester.

During her free time, Bernadette volunteers for several organizations, including serving as 1st Vice-President for the University of Hawaii Alumni Association and the Past President of the UH College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association.

Her hobbies include golf, stand-up paddleboarding, and enjoying quality time with her two kids, Zachary and Zoe.