American model and beauty queen who won Miss Hawaii USA 1997, Miss USA 1997, and Miss Universe 1997. She has also hosted the TV show Pacific Fusion on the Travel Channel.
She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a degree in communications.
She was the driving force behind the 1998 Miss Universe pageant being held in Hawaii.
She grew up in Pearl City, Hawaii. She married Tory Mell in 2006. The couple has two children.
She received the 1997 Miss USA crown from her predecessor, Ali Landry.