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Hi, my name is Joanna Mabalot. I am your current Ms. American Scholar 2023. I was born and raised in the Philippines where I entered numerous pageants such as the Binibining Pilipinas 2011, and Miss Earth. I also graduated with a degree in IT from Bulacan State University. I came to Hawaii in 2014. We have a Texas Barbecue Restaurant in Kapolei called Dickey's Barbecue Pit, where we smoke meats low and slow. I am also a Real Estate agent under HOME LUXE PETER NICADO GROUP. I have 2 wonderful children aged 7 and 2.


In my free time, I like to work out and I sing on the New Hope Leeward praise and worship team. I'm a board member with Echelon West Oahu by Salvation Army and secretary of FAMES Hawaii.


I want to use the platform to be a light in our community. I want to make a positive impact and inspire single, married women and mothers to dream big. I want to use my platform to also raise 


greater awareness for exploited children.  I’ve seen these rescued kids up close, and there needs to be more done to help these innocent children that are still out there getting exploited.

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