Hana Smith, according to one of her minders, will be Huntington Beach's equivalent of a Disney princess for the next year.
Her platform, though, has little to do with fairy tales.
Smith, who was crowned as the new Miss Huntington Beach on Saturday, plans to spend part of her time talking with teenagers about alcoholism and its effects on family members.
While attending Huntington Beach High School, Smith, 19, participated in the Every 15 Minutes anti-drunk-driving program, and she hopes to visit her alma mater to lead a discussion for students who have alcoholic friends or relatives.
For Smith, community activism, more than beauty or scholarship money, is the mission of a pageant winner.
"Miss Huntington Beach is more like a modern Renaissance woman — someone who is well-rounded and intelligent and wants to make a difference," the Orange Coast College student said.
Smith topped four other contestants at the pageant Saturday and received the crown from her predecessor, Cassie Cotarelo. The five finalists went through an interview with judges, performed a talent, modeled a swimsuit and evening wear, and answered a question onstage. Smith sang the 1950s ballad "Fever" for her performance.