Miss Chinatown Hawaii is a nonprofit organization run solely by volunteers, whose mission is to perpetuate the Chinese culture in Hawaii through deepening their understanding and appreciation of the Chinese heritage, developing leadership skills, public speaking, and participation in community service. Each year 2 queens & 3 princesses are selected to represent the State of Hawaii. Miss Chinatown Hawaii Queen will participate in the Miss Hawaii Pageant in June, a preliminary pageant for Miss America. Miss Hawaii Chinese Queen will represent Hawaii in the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant, held in San Francisco during the Chinese New Year Festivities.