Emma Wo’s Top 5 holiday indulgences


DSC02382It may be hard to imagine, but Emma Wo, one of the island’s top runway models and the new Miss Hawaii USA 2015, has a raging sweet tooth. The self-proclaimed foodie says despite the perception that models are obsessed with staying thin, she’s all for enjoying life and indulging during the holidays.

It’s really all about balance for the 24-year-old PR exec, who will represent Hawaii at the next Miss USA pageant. Working out is part of her lifestyle, but so is eating what she likes, especially at this time of the year. “There’s so much to love about the holiday season – getting to break out your most festive party dresses, lively holiday parties, and most importantly, eating great food,” she says.

Here are Wo’s Top 5 guilty holiday indulgences in her own words:

No 5: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s peppermint mocha

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In my opinion, the holidays haven’t officially started until my favorite seasonal drinks hit the menu at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. My favorite has to be the peppermint mocha, which perfectly feeds both my sweet tooth and coffee addiction. Honorable mention goes to the red velvet cocoa, a great caffeine-free option.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Various locations, coffeebean.com

Personal snaps of Emma with her family, on the runway and from the Miss Hawaii USA pageant:

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Emma and her sister, Liza.

In case you missed it, here’s my post on Wo winning the Miss Hawaii USA crown.