Friday, November 7, 2014

Thank YOU Sponsors pt. 02

Thank you everyone for your amazing support! Below are even more sponsors that joined #teamchelsea. I apologize for not being able to post this sooner. I have been very busy preparing for the pageant, which is in just two weeks! I am so grateful for everyone's support during this time. I was able to reach my goal of selling 10 ad pages and I wouldn't have been able to do it without YOU! Please check out these amazing sponsors! :)

01.  Nice Talking with You

I had the pleasure of working with Tom Kenny when I studied abroad in Nagoya, Japan a few years ago. He published a popular textbook that helps Japanese students learn conversational English. Check out his awesome book published by the Cambridge University Press here:

02. Luxe Lashes Hawaii

Luxe Lashes offers the best quality eyelash extensions in Hawaii. Individuals have the choice of Prime Silk, Faux Mink, or Authentic Siberian Mink Lashes. They are also the only boutique in Hawaii now offering Eyebrow Extensions. Present this ad for 20% off your next service. "Accentuating your beauty... one lash at a time."

03. One Plan

Specializing in corporate incentives, meetings, and events, One Plan provides personal attention to every aspect and detail for your next party. They have worked with Heineken and Coachella and are one of the best in the industry. Find out more by calling 949.574.6795.

04. Purium

Purium offers a holistic and organic approach to food and nutrition. They have over 50 different organic products. One of the most popular products is the 10 day cleanse which can help you lose 5 to 20 lbs. Check out their awesome health products by contacting Colleen Hughes at 505.250.8192

Once again, thank you everyone for your support! Please join me on November 23, 2014 as I compete for Miss Hawaii USA 2015.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thank YOU Sponsors!

I am so honored by the overwhelming amount of support I have received for the pageant so far.  I have had the pleasure of partnering with the following companies and can't thank them enough for their support and sponsorship.  I encourage everyone to check out their businesses because they are really great companies that are involved with the community and offer great services and products!

01. Kala Kokua 

Kala Kokua is an amazing company that helps Hawaii's schools and organization's raise funds by selling absolutely delicious Hawaiian Food! They make it easy for you to fundraise money with no minimum purchases, no deposits, and free delivery!

02. Pure Skin Hair Removal / Sugaring Hawaii

Pure Skin Hair Removal offers a new alternative to waxing. Sugaring is 100% all natural, organic, and is less painful than waxing! If you have not tried it yet, you definitely need to ditch the wax and try sugaring instead because of the wonderful benefits! Sugaring Hawaii also offers sugaring certifications if you would like to learn this amazing art of hair removal. and

03. Soka University of America

I am a proud graduate of Soka University of America so this sponsorship is incredibly special to me. Soka University of America is the top 7 West Coast Liberal Arts College and one of the most diverse institutions.  Study Abroad is a requirement and financial aid is generous here.  With small class sizes and a 9:1 Student Ratio, Soka education is invaluable. "SUA is founded on the belief that student-centered education is the best way to promote peace and human rights by fostering a global humanistic perspective on the world in which we live."

04. Encore Offices 

Encore Offices, which is located in Aliso Viejo, California is an innovative and collaborative workspace.  As a former employee, I can honestly say the work environment is synergistic, vibrant, and unique. If you are in California and looking for a full time office space, look no further.  Encore Offices also offers virtual office programs (great for businesses in Hawaii) so you can still work at home and maintain a professional business image with the help of Encore's staff. This Executive Suite is the best in the industry and has helped Fortune 500 businesses and Start-Up companies grow!

05. Prince Resorts Hawaii

One of Hawaii's premier family of luxury resorts in the Islands, Prince Resorts Hawaii offers the best ocean-front accommodations.  Explore the sophisticated side of Waikiki or the warm white sands of Big Island's Kohala Coast or relax in a luxurious ocean view room overlooking Hapuna Beach. Prince Resorts Hawaii offers you an experience like no other.

Thank you sponsors for your amazing contribution to my pageant! I am so proud to partner with you and have your support! Without you, this would not be possible! Way to go #teamchelsea! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10 Facts About Me

 Who is this girl anyways?

First off, my name is Chelsea Slayter and I am currently Miss Waikiki USA 2015! It's easy to follow someone through photos, but I thought it would be fun to share a few fun facts about me!  I consider myself to be a pretty interesting person and I'll admit I'm a little weird in some ways. So if you want to learn a little more about me, read if you dare. 

01.  I recently turned 24 and am already experiencing a "quarter life" crisis. That's why I decided to run for this pageant because I'm not getting any younger. Soon gravity will kick in and I'll start getting wrinkles so there's no better time than now! I need to take advantage of my youth.  

02.  I have never been in a pageant before. Ever. The closest thing to my pageant experience was winning a baby contest when I was 1 years old. I won first place so I'd say the odds are in my favor, right? Hah. 

03.  Prior to this, I was working as Director of Marketing for an A-Class Executive Suite. For now, I've retired the work heels and rock the running shoes everyday until Nov. 23rd when I upgrade to 6" Chinese Laundry "Tippy Top" pageant heels. 

04.  I'm also currently studying for the GMAT'S and applying for MBA programs. I hope to go to school in Europe or New York or Nor Cal. Either way, I plan to take full advantage of any traveling opportunities in B-school. I'm hoping the Miss USA pageant will be my opportunity to network with Mr. Trump himself. "Hey Mr. Trump, let's start a business together." So for now, my days vary from cat walk training to studying data sufficiency methods and then taking naps. Yes...

05.  I love taking naps. I am, by far, the sleepiest person in the world. I can sleep for hours on end. I'm pretty sure I was a cat in my past life. And I probably have narcolepsy. 

06.  I am not a part of a modeling agency like many pageant contestants. I am actually looking to join one because it would be good experience, but to be honest, I feel like I'm an awkward person when it comes to taking pictures. That's just me over thinking things. So, how do I overcome the nervousness? I drink a glass of wine before photo shoots so I can calm down. Seriously. And then I channel my inner Beyonce and sing "I'm a grown woman" in my head. 

07.  If I could describe myself in one adjective- it would be "resourceful." I'm that type of person that will research everything on my own in order to learn something. I don't like the idea of paying someone else to do something I know I am capable of doing. For example, I taught myself how to build websites and do graphic designs.  Sometimes you gotta "fake it til you make it" right? And right now, I am using Youtube to learn how to walk like a Victoria Secret model instead of hiring a pageant coach. #werk

08.  Aside from being "resourceful," I am also very "indecisive." One day I want to be an astronaut, the next day I want to be a scientist, and today I want to be a beauty queen. (I'm kidding) But really, it takes me 15 minutes to figure out what to eat if I'm in a food court. And then another 15 minutes to decide what to order from the menu. Decisions, decisions. 

09.  I know it doesn't look like it but I'm secretly a nerd. I read books more than I watch TV. I actually hate watching TV unless "Shark Tank," or "Cosmos" is on. My favorite TV channel growing up was The Discovery Channel. Other then that, I spend my free time reading books or reading the news from sources such as: The Economist, Forbes, Inc, Times, and Wall Street Journal etc. 

10.  I'm a collector of Quotes! I read quotes daily. It's therapeutic and those are my little sources of inspirations. Yes, I'm that girl who takes #selfies and [insert motivational quote here] in the caption. So today, I leave you with this quote: 

"You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way." 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quest for the Crown!

First Post! Yippee!

First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my new blog! I am excited to start this new creative venture and had a blast creating and designing Crowns and Coconuts.

Why a Blog?

Well, why not? A close friend of mine actually suggested that I keep a journal or diary of my journey to Miss Hawaii USA 2015.  She actually wanted me to create a Youtube Channel so I can share my workouts but I'm not really into recording videos (yet). But, I've always wanted to create a {PUBLIC} blog in hopes of inspiring others and to just have a creative outlet.  And what better time to do it, then now?! So here it is - my blog which is all things "Chelsea." I don't consider it to be a complete "Beauty Queen" or "Pageantry" blog but more so a blog about my current life experiences and everything that inspires and interests me. And right now, the biggest thing happening in my life is the Miss Hawaii USA 2015 pageant! I know that one day, regardless of the outcome of this pageant, I will look back at this and smile. And if all goes well, I'll look back at this blog and smile even bigger!

Behind the Name

Close friends have called me "coconut" as a nickname. Hence, the reason why majority of my social media channel names are coconut related.  Also, when you think of coconuts you can't help but think of Hawaii or paradise right? So.... pageants = crowns and Hawaii = coconuts. Miss Hawaii USA and Crowns and Coconuts. I thought the name was fitting.

"Infinite means limitless. Never put a restriction on possibilities."

My Current Quest!

On November 23, 2014, I will be competing for the title of Miss Hawaii USA 2015... and then hopefully Miss USA and maybe, just maybe... Miss Universe etc.  I've dreamed of competing for this title ever since I could remember.  I truly admire these women, not just for the glamour, but for their charisma and grace. By competing in this pageant, I hope I can inspire and empower other women to pursue their dreams too! ( and then some...)

So stay tuned and follow my blog for more updates!

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