MISS AMERICAN SAMOA
Name: Matauaina Gwendolyn To'omalatai
Occupation: Nursing student at the University of Hawaii at Kapi'olani Community College & professional Polynesian Entertainer
Hobbies: Hobbies: Dancing, Arts & Craft, Fashion Design & Studying reading materials
Talofa,my name is Matauaina Gwendolyn To'omalatai and I was born in Onenoa ,American Samoa. I attended Matatula Elementary School, and subsequently graduated sum cum laude from Pearl City High School in Hawaii. I am an energetic and enthusiastic 23 year old currently studying nursing at the University of Hawaii at Kapi' olani Community College.
My goal is to graduate nursing school and become a registered nurse specializing in treatment and care of diabetes patients and binging awareness and education to diabetes, an illness that can be controlled. Polynesian dancing has become a passion of mine to express my love for my culture and pride for who I am. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to earn a living also as an entertainer at Chiefs Luau in Oahu and as Miss American Samoa 2017 - 2018 working for American Samoa Visitors Bureau.
My faith and religion is an integral part of my upbringing and I remain an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. My hobbies include dancing, crafts and creation of fashion and studying and reading materials related to personal health and good nutrition including my delight of making new healthy smoothie recipes for my families and friends to try!