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Merrie Monarch 2017 is here at last!  This world renown hula competition brings the best of the best in the hula world to Hilo town.  Every year, I join my hula friends & Facebook ‘ohana as we commentate our opinions on the anticipation of the week, performances, outfit malfunctions and everything in between that is broadcasted LIVE on television!  I would never want to offend anyone with my comments as they are my personal opinions and I will never say anything negative about an ‘olapa, hālau or Kumu.

My name is Nikki – owner of Cupcakes, BOOM! located in the Manono Street Marketplace across of the famous Hawaiian Style Cafe!  We offer cupcakes, custom cakes & speciality desserts.  I am born & raised in Hilo, married and blessed with 3 little girls.  I've been dancing hula since I was little and am blessed to have been able to travel the world sharing my love for hula and compete in the Merrie Monarch Festival numerous times.  I know first hand what it's like to prepare a year in advance and I truly understand the blood, sweat & tears that go into making those 7 minutes on stage count.  Nowadays, I am blessed to be able to dance for God and my church as well as still participate in the Merrie Monarch Festival as I am the official Merrie Monarch court makeup artist the last 5 years!

So tune into the Facebook page,  turn ON your post notifications or follow #MM2017 to catch the play by play commentary that will soon commence!!  Eō Mele Manaka – let's hit it, honey!