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Jacqueline Makena was born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui.  At the age of 10, she was signed as a model with FORD Models in Beverly Hills, California. Upon return to Maui, she continued to pursue pageantry and was crowned Little Miss Maui American Starlet.  Jacqueline traveled to the national Miss American Starlet pageant in Palm Springs, California, where she was awarded first runner-up. As of the year 2014, Jacqueline Makena has been awarded and honored to represent 7 pageant titles affiliated with Hawai’i. Currently represented by Wilhelmina Models Hawaii, Chameleon Talent Maui and Aloha Casting for Hawaii’s up and coming actors. She was also chosen as a model for the national clothing store, Wet Seal and continues to model for their company whenever traveling to California. While living on Maui, Jacqueline continues to model and represent a variety of Maui’s finest boutiques.  In her free time, she enjoys perfecting her tan on Maui’s beautiful beaches and volunteering at places, such as Hale Kau Kau and Kalama Heights Retirement Community. Jacqueline Makena is currently working towards a career in broadcasting, acting and modeling. She hopes to be a pioneer broadcaster, being the perfect link between the news story and story teller.