Ms. United States and Ms. Woman United States share their love of pageantry and their winning secrets!

Amanda Smith
Ms. United States 
Amanda dedicates herself to improving health and nutrition awareness in Hawaii and beyond. She is devoted to sharing her vision of sustainable, healthy cooking practices with kids and families through school programs, private cooking lessons, social media, public speaking events, television, radio, and podcast appearances.
Amanda’s natural charisma, poise under pressure, strength of character, and belief in herself and her Menehune Chef (little chef) program recently led to her being selected to the prestigious Ms. United States title. This tremendous honor is providing her a larger platform to be able to share her passion on a global scale, and expand the number of families that she is able to help through Menehune Chef.
Amanda discovered her love for food and interest in nutrition at a very young age, quickly developing a skill set in cooking and recipe-writing that would provide the foundation for success as an entrepreneur in the field of her passion. Amanda added a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hawai’i to provide the remaining skills necessary to create, develop, facilitate, and enhance a first-rate culinary and nutrition education programs. 
Amanda continuously expands the Menehune Chef program curriculum, staying current on health issues and expanding into areas such as life-skills after identifying a need in her students.The Menehune Chef team was designed to be able to scale globally, and educate local communities all over the world on how to best find and utilize locally-sourced food, enjoy shared values of family connection, and expand youth engagement. Amanda is the proud mother of two beautiful children, and currently resides in HI. 

Reach out to Amanda on social media:
FB – @amandasmith  @menehunechef  @themsunitedstates
IG – @amandasmithtvhost  @menehunechef  @officialmsunitedstates

Amanda Horgan
Ms. Woman United States 

Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduating from Princeton High School, Amanda
went on to attend Kent State University where she was a member of the
women’s golf team. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English
and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2006. Amanda has a love for learning
and a drive to take on challenges and try new things. Since moving to LA, she has
worked in television, radio, fashion, real estate and currently works in finance as a portfolio administrator at Howard Capital Management. She recently decided to go back to school and is currently studying to become a certified financial planner. 
Determined to get back in shape and do more to give back to her community,
Amanda started her platform, Fit With A Purpose at the beginning of 2018. Fit
With A Purpose aims to create an all-inclusive community that encourages
others to set their own health, fitness and service goals.
Amanda serves as a team captain for many charitable walks and runs
throughout the year, encouraging others to give back and raise awareness while
also getting up and moving.  
Amanda currently resides in the city of Hawthorne with her husband Anthony and their Puggle, Chunks.

Reach out to Amanda on social media:
FB – @mswomanus2019  @fitwithapurpose @mswomanunitedstatespgeant
IG – @mswomanus2019  @fitwithapurpose @officialmswomanunitedstates

Janice McQueen