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|group = [[Coconuts Musume]]
 
|name = Lehua Sandbo
 
|name = Lehua Sandbo
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|jpname = レフア・サンボ
 
|image = 1459659 557630714312901 486328022 n.jpg
 
|image = 1459659 557630714312901 486328022 n.jpg
|imagewidth = 180px
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|caption = Lehua Sandbo
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|legalname = Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa
 
|birthdate = {{Birthday|1983|02|07}}
 
|birthdate = {{Birthday|1983|02|07}}
|birthplace = Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
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|birthplace = Haleiwa, {{Residence|Hawaii|United States}}
 
|zodiac = {{Zodiac|02|07}}
 
|zodiac = {{Zodiac|02|07}}
 
|genre = Japanese pop
 
|genre = Japanese pop
|active = 2000-2002
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|active = 1999-2002
|label = {{LinkBug|zetima}}
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|label = [[zetima]] (1999-2002)
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|agency = {{ufg|UP-FRONT AGENCY}} (1999-2002)
 
|acts = [[Coconuts Musume]], [[Aoiro 7]], [[7-nin Matsuri]]
 
|acts = [[Coconuts Musume]], [[Aoiro 7]], [[7-nin Matsuri]]
|height = 5'4"
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|height = {{Height|162.6}}
}}
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|join = November, 1999
[[File:Lehua_27082.jpg|thumb|Mrs. Hawaii]]
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|left = February 17, 2002
[[File:Lehua_27608.jpg|thumb]]
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|debutsingle = [[Tokonatsu Musume]]
[[File:43220875.jpg|thumb]]'''Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa''' (née '''Sandbo'''), better known by her stage name '''Lehua Sandbo''' (Romaji: レフア・サンボ), joined Hawaiian group [[Coconuts Musume]] in 2000, and took part in the first two years of shuffle units. She was the only second generation member recruited for the group after reportedly surprising the judges during the final round of auditions with two other girls when she was the only person to sing [[DANCE & CHANCE]] in Japanese. Lehua left Hello! Project in early 2002 to return to Hawaii and pursue her college education.
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|lastsingle = [[Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen]]
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}}[[File:23847365 10210740000512505 6510949112561684991 o.jpg|thumb|220x220px|Lehua with her family (2017)]]
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[[File:Lehua_27082.jpg|thumb|Lehua, Mrs. Hawaii US 2008)]]
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[[File:Lehua_27608.jpg|thumb|Lehua, 2000]]
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'''Lehua Sandbo''' (レフア・サンボ), legal name '''Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa''', is an actress, singer, and beauty pageant contestant who is a former member of [[Hello! Project]], having joined in 1999 as the sole second generation member of [[Coconuts Musume]]. Lehua left Hello! Project in early 2002 to return to Hawaii and pursue her college education. She later said the aftermath of 9/11 was one of the reason she left, she wanted to be close to her family. She also said she wanted to take a break, go to college, focus on my family and friends, and be normal.<ref>[http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jul/15/il/hawaii807150307.html]the.honoluluadvertiser.com</ref>
   
She competed in the 2003 Miss Hawaii Pageant, being named Miss Congeniality.
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After Hello! Project, she competed in the 2003 Miss Hawaii Pageant, being named Miss Congeniality. Lehua was also crowned Mrs. Hawaii-USA on June 6, 2008, and competed in the 2008 Mrs. United States National Pageant, where she was named Mrs. Photogenic.
 
Lehua was crowned Mrs. Hawaii-USA on June 6th 2008, and competed in the 2008 Mrs. United States National Pageant, where she was named Mrs. Photogenic.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early Life===
 
===Early Life===
Lehua knew that she wanted to be an actress or singer since a young age. During her first year of high school at St. Francis School in Mānoa, Oʻahu, she was cast in the lead in her school's musical.
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Lehua was born on February 7, 1983 in Hawaii, USA to Larry and Irma Sandbo.<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20091231143855/http://www.hawaiimrsmag.com/v1/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=48</ref>
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Lehua knew that she wanted to be an actress or singer since a young age. She was a very shy child until attending St. Francis School in Manoa, where teachers nurtured her talents and encouraged her to do musical plays.<ref>[http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jul/15/il/hawaii807150307.html]the.honoluluadvertiser.com</ref> During her first year of high school, she was cast in the lead in her school's musical.
   
===2000===
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===1999===
Lehua was added into [[Coconuts Musume]] in January/February 2000 to join the three members, [[Ayaka Kimura]], [[Mika Todd]] and [[Danielle Delaunay]].
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Lehua was added into [[Coconuts Musume]] in November 1999 to join the three members, [[Ayaka Kimura]], [[Mika Todd]] and [[Danielle Delaunay]].
   
According to Lehua (in an interview conducted in 2003), she first heard of the Coconuts Musume auditions from her aunt, who read about it in a Hawaii newspaper. She said,
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She first heard of the [[COCONUTS MUSUME AUDITIONS]] from her aunt, who read about it in a Hawaii newspaper. She said,
   
 
''"I wasn't going to audition at first because I just finished doing a play. Something just got into me and told me that I had to audition for it, so I called and they said that they already had auditions, but they would still take my resume and some pictures and would call me if they wanted to meet with me. A couple days after I had mailed everything in, I got a call saying that they wanted me to sing for them."''
 
''"I wasn't going to audition at first because I just finished doing a play. Something just got into me and told me that I had to audition for it, so I called and they said that they already had auditions, but they would still take my resume and some pictures and would call me if they wanted to meet with me. A couple days after I had mailed everything in, I got a call saying that they wanted me to sing for them."''
   
After being called back for an audition in Waikīkī, Lehua sang her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" (originally sang by Dolly Parton). A few days later, she and two other girls were finalists in the auditions. The second part of the auditions required the girls to sing and dance a Coconuts Musume song. Lehua shocked everyone when she chose to perform the Japanese version of Dance & Chance. After everything was said and done, Lehua was picked as the winner.
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After being called back for an audition in Waikīkī, Lehua sang her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" (originally sang by Dolly Parton). A few days later, she and two other girls were finalists in the auditions. The second part of the auditions required the girls to sing and dance a Coconuts Musume song. Lehua shocked everyone when she chose to perform the Japanese version of [[DANCE & CHANCE|Dance &amp; Chance]]. They also had to take pictures with Danielle, Mika, and Ayaka to see how they would look and blend with the group. After everything was said and done, Lehua was picked as the winner. By Christmas, she was on her way to Japan to start working.
   
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=== 2000 ===
 
Her first recording at Hello! Project was not with the group, but with the 2000 Hello! Project Shuffle Unit, [[Aoiro 7]].
 
Her first recording at Hello! Project was not with the group, but with the 2000 Hello! Project Shuffle Unit, [[Aoiro 7]].
   
The first Coconuts Musume single to be released with Lehua was "[[Tokonatsu Musume]]." After that single, the group released "[[Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU"|Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU,"]] which was also fellow member [[Danielle Delaunay]]'s last single.
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The first Coconuts Musume single to be released with Lehua was "[[Tokonatsu Musume]]." After that single, the group released [[Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU"]], which was also fellow member [[Danielle Delaunay]]'s last single.
   
 
===2001===
 
===2001===
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On February 17, 2002, Lehua graduated from [[Coconuts Musume]] and [[Hello! Project]] at the end of the [[Hello! Project 2002 ~Kotoshi mo Sugoizo!~]] concert tour.
 
On February 17, 2002, Lehua graduated from [[Coconuts Musume]] and [[Hello! Project]] at the end of the [[Hello! Project 2002 ~Kotoshi mo Sugoizo!~]] concert tour.
   
===2003===
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In May, Lehua was awarded the Miss Congeniality award for the Miss Hawaii USA 2003 pageant.<ref>[http://archives.starbulletin.com/2002/05/23/features/index2.html]archives.starbulletin.com/2002/05/23</ref>
Lehua was awarded the Miss Congeniality award for the Miss Hawaii USA 2003 pageant.
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She then got married to professional surfer Kapono Nahina, gave birth to a baby girl in 2004, named Kaianna, and enrolled as a nursing student at Hawaii Pacific University before deciding to return to the stage.
   
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
Lehua was crowned Mrs. Hawaii USA and went on to compete in the 2008 Mrs. United States pageant, the only nationally televised beauty pageant for married women.
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In June, Lehua was crowned Mrs. Hawaii USA and went on to compete in the 2008 Mrs. United States pageant, the only nationally televised beauty pageant for married women.
   
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
In 2009, Lehua and Kapono Nahina divorced.
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In 2009, Lehua and Kapono Nahina divorced.
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=== 2011 ===
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In 2011, Lehua was one of the judges for the Miss Hawaii 2011 pageant.<ref>[https://twitter.com/#!/LeiROCKstar/status/61848186716823552]Official Twitter (LeiROCKstar)</ref>
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=== 2012 ===
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In 2012, Lehua entered the "The Great Hawaiian Host-ess Search"! Accessing their web site you could vote for your favorite, and the winner would have her photo used in at least one Hawaiian Host advertisement or product packaging design.<ref>[https://platform.votigo.com/fbcontests/showentry/Hawaiian-Hostess/29046]https://platform.votigo.com/</ref>
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=== 2014 ===
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In 2014, Lehua was working for one of Hawaii’s Elite Plastic Surgeon’s, Dr. Jeff Healy. She said in an interview, she was not passionate about modeling like she used to be. She also said she still have to participate with any Mrs. Hawaii promotional events.<ref>[http://wotaintranslation.com/2014/02/03/interview-with-lehua-ex-coconuts-musume/]Wota in Trasnlation (February 3, 2014)</ref>
   
 
=== 2015 ===
 
=== 2015 ===
On March 2nd, Lehua and Adrian Kanoa got married. Soon after became pregnant with her second child.
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On March 2nd, Lehua and Adrian Kanoa got married. Soon after, she became pregnant with her second child.
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=== 2016 ===
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In March, she gave birth to her second daughter, Ava Belle.
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=== 2017 ===
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In July, she gave birth to her third child, Avery Kanoa.
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==Profile==
 
==Profile==
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<tabber>Stats=
 
*'''Name:''' Lehua Sandbo (レフア・サンボ)
 
*'''Name:''' Lehua Sandbo (レフア・サンボ)
 
*'''Full Name:''' Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa (née Sandbo)
 
*'''Full Name:''' Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa (née Sandbo)
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*'''Spouses:''' Kapono Nahina (m. 2003; div. 2009); Adrian Kanoa (m. 2015)
 
*'''Spouses:''' Kapono Nahina (m. 2003; div. 2009); Adrian Kanoa (m. 2015)
 
*'''Children:''' Kaianna Lehualani Nahina (born February 4, 2004)
 
*'''Children:''' Kaianna Lehualani Nahina (born February 4, 2004)
*'''Zodiac Sign:''' Aquarius
 
 
*'''Birthplace:''' Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
 
*'''Birthplace:''' Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
 
*'''Height:''' 5' 4"
 
*'''Height:''' 5' 4"
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*'''Dress:''' 5
 
*'''Dress:''' 5
 
*'''Shoe:''' 7
 
*'''Shoe:''' 7
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*'''Western Zodiac:''' Aquarius
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*'''Eastern Zodiac:''' Dog
 
*'''Ethnicity:''' Norwegian, Hawaiian, Filipino, Irish, Spanish, Chinese
 
*'''Ethnicity:''' Norwegian, Hawaiian, Filipino, Irish, Spanish, Chinese
 
*'''Religion:''' Catholic
 
*'''Religion:''' Catholic
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*'''Hello! Project Groups:'''
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**[[Coconuts Musume]] (2000-2002)
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*'''Shuffle Groups:'''
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**2000: [[Aoiro 7]]
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**2001: [[7-nin Matsuri]]
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|-|Q&A=
 
*'''Interests:''' Acting, Singing, Dancing, Longboard Surfing, Shopping, Visiting Beach, Talking, School, Jazz Dance, Soccer, Life
 
*'''Interests:''' Acting, Singing, Dancing, Longboard Surfing, Shopping, Visiting Beach, Talking, School, Jazz Dance, Soccer, Life
 
*'''Favorite Color:''' Orange
 
*'''Favorite Color:''' Orange
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*'''Favorite Books:''' One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Kadin, The Gate to Women's Country, Season of the Sun, Private Pleasures, Siddhartha, The River Between, Maus
 
*'''Favorite Books:''' One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Kadin, The Gate to Women's Country, Season of the Sun, Private Pleasures, Siddhartha, The River Between, Maus
 
*'''Favorite Hello! Project Members:''' [[Iida Kaori]], [[Yaguchi Mari]]
 
*'''Favorite Hello! Project Members:''' [[Iida Kaori]], [[Yaguchi Mari]]
*'''Hello! Project Groups:'''
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</tabber>
**[[Coconuts Musume]] (2000-2002)
 
*'''Shuffle Groups:'''
 
**2000: [[Aoiro 7]]
 
**2001: [[7-nin Matsuri]]
 
 
==Singles Featured In==
 
   
===Coconuts Musume===
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==Discography Featured In==
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<tabber>Singles=
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;Coconuts Musume
 
* [[Tokonatsu Musume]]
 
* [[Tokonatsu Musume]]
 
* [[Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU"]]
 
* [[Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU"]]
 
* [[Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen]]
 
* [[Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen]]
=== Aoiro 7===
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;Aoiro 7
 
*[[Aoi Sports Car no Otoko]]
 
*[[Aoi Sports Car no Otoko]]
===7nin Matsuri===
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;7nin Matsuri
 
*[[Summer Reggae! Rainbow]]
 
*[[Summer Reggae! Rainbow]]
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|-|Compilation Albums=
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* [2002.02.20] [[The Douyou Pops 2 Haru no Uta Shuu]] 
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</tabber>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* She says she still keeps in touch with other members
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*She was recruited for the group after reportedly surprising the judges during the final round of auditions with two other girls when she was the only person to sing "[[DANCE & CHANCE]]" in Japanese.
* She hinted of the possibility of a reunion tour in an interview
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*She says she still keeps in touch with other members.
* In 2014, she posted a video on her Facebook of her singing "[[Aoi Sports Car no Otoko]]" a Capella.
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*Has a brother named Karl.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20041019101531/http://www.geocities.com/helloprojecthawaii/Interviews.html]helloprojecthawaii/interviews</ref>
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*She hinted of the possibility of a reunion tour in an interview.
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*A Haiwaiian newspaper reproted Lehua had a tough time dealing with the demands of Japanese fans and quit the band after three years.<ref>[http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/07/18/features/genegabus.html]starbulletin.com/2008/07/18</ref>
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*She's the fourth St. Francis School graduate to win a local beauty pageant in the last eight years, following in the footsteps of Leslie Lam (Mrs. America 2000), Nadine Wise (Mrs. Hawaii 2007) and Chanel Wise (Miss Hawaii USA 2007) 
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*In 2011, she said in an interview: "I am focusing on my website at the moment...trying to build up my fan base here in Hawaii. This year, I plan on launching the "store" section on www.lehuanahina.com and also plan on doing more appearances...would love to one day coordinate something with Mika and possibly take a trip back to Japan with her as well. I also work for one of Hawaii's top plastic surgeon's (which I absolutely love). I have always been pro-active when it comes to health and inner+outer beauty...it feels so rewarding to help other people feel and look better from the inside out. I have two more years of college left, but will most likely switch from a nursing major to communications...it's more relevant to my lifestyle now. I have projects lined up for the next couple of months, but cannot disclose yet. I will always keep everyone updated via www.lehuanahina.com, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr."
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*In 2014, she posted a video on her Facebook of her singing "[[Aoi Sports Car no Otoko]]" a Capella.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[https://www.facebook.com/lehua.nahina Lehua Nahina on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/lehua.nahina Lehua Nahina on Facebook] (deleted)
*[http://instagram.com/lehua_nahina Instagram]
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*[http://instagram.com/lehua_nahina Instagram] (deleted)
*[http://lehuanahina.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]
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*[http://lehuanahina.tumblr.com/ Tumblr] (deleted)
   
 
{{Coconuts Musume}}
 
{{Coconuts Musume}}
 
{{Shuffleunit}}
 
{{Shuffleunit}}
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[[Category:Coconuts Musume]]
 
[[Category:Aoiro 7]]
 
[[Category:Aoiro 7]]
 
[[Category:7nin Matsuri]]
 
[[Category:7nin Matsuri]]
[[Category:Coconuts Musume]]
 
 
[[Category:Blood Type O]]
 
[[Category:Blood Type O]]
 
[[Category:February Births]]
 
[[Category:February Births]]
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[[Category:Members who are divorced]]
 
[[Category:Members who are divorced]]
 
[[Category:Members of Filipino descent]]
 
[[Category:Members of Filipino descent]]
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[[Category:Multiethnic Members]]
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[[Category:Dog]]
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[[Category:Aquarius]]
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[[Category:Members who are married]]

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Lehua Sandbo (レフア・サンボ), legal name Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa, is an actress, singer, and beauty pageant contestant who is a former member of Hello! Project, having joined in 1999 as the sole second generation member of Coconuts Musume. Lehua left Hello! Project in early 2002 to return to Hawaii and pursue her college education. She later said the aftermath of 9/11 was one of the reason she left, she wanted to be close to her family. She also said she wanted to take a break, go to college, focus on my family and friends, and be normal.[1]

After Hello! Project, she competed in the 2003 Miss Hawaii Pageant, being named Miss Congeniality. Lehua was also crowned Mrs. Hawaii-USA on June 6, 2008, and competed in the 2008 Mrs. United States National Pageant, where she was named Mrs. Photogenic.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Lehua was born on February 7, 1983 in Hawaii, USA to Larry and Irma Sandbo.[2]

Lehua knew that she wanted to be an actress or singer since a young age. She was a very shy child until attending St. Francis School in Manoa, where teachers nurtured her talents and encouraged her to do musical plays.[3] During her first year of high school, she was cast in the lead in her school's musical.

1999Edit

Lehua was added into Coconuts Musume in November 1999 to join the three members, Ayaka Kimura, Mika Todd and Danielle Delaunay.

She first heard of the COCONUTS MUSUME AUDITIONS from her aunt, who read about it in a Hawaii newspaper. She said,

"I wasn't going to audition at first because I just finished doing a play. Something just got into me and told me that I had to audition for it, so I called and they said that they already had auditions, but they would still take my resume and some pictures and would call me if they wanted to meet with me. A couple days after I had mailed everything in, I got a call saying that they wanted me to sing for them."

After being called back for an audition in Waikīkī, Lehua sang her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" (originally sang by Dolly Parton). A few days later, she and two other girls were finalists in the auditions. The second part of the auditions required the girls to sing and dance a Coconuts Musume song. Lehua shocked everyone when she chose to perform the Japanese version of Dance & Chance. They also had to take pictures with Danielle, Mika, and Ayaka to see how they would look and blend with the group. After everything was said and done, Lehua was picked as the winner. By Christmas, she was on her way to Japan to start working.

2000 Edit

Her first recording at Hello! Project was not with the group, but with the 2000 Hello! Project Shuffle Unit, Aoiro 7.

The first Coconuts Musume single to be released with Lehua was "Tokonatsu Musume." After that single, the group released Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU", which was also fellow member Danielle Delaunay's last single.

2001Edit

The three-member group only released one more single, Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen, before Lehua also went on to graduate.

2002Edit

On February 17, 2002, Lehua graduated from Coconuts Musume and Hello! Project at the end of the Hello! Project 2002 ~Kotoshi mo Sugoizo!~ concert tour.

In May, Lehua was awarded the Miss Congeniality award for the Miss Hawaii USA 2003 pageant.[4]

She then got married to professional surfer Kapono Nahina, gave birth to a baby girl in 2004, named Kaianna, and enrolled as a nursing student at Hawaii Pacific University before deciding to return to the stage.

2008Edit

In June, Lehua was crowned Mrs. Hawaii USA and went on to compete in the 2008 Mrs. United States pageant, the only nationally televised beauty pageant for married women.

2009Edit

In 2009, Lehua and Kapono Nahina divorced.

2011 Edit

In 2011, Lehua was one of the judges for the Miss Hawaii 2011 pageant.[5]

2012 Edit

In 2012, Lehua entered the "The Great Hawaiian Host-ess Search"! Accessing their web site you could vote for your favorite, and the winner would have her photo used in at least one Hawaiian Host advertisement or product packaging design.[6]

2014 Edit

In 2014, Lehua was working for one of Hawaii’s Elite Plastic Surgeon’s, Dr. Jeff Healy. She said in an interview, she was not passionate about modeling like she used to be. She also said she still have to participate with any Mrs. Hawaii promotional events.[7]

2015 Edit

On March 2nd, Lehua and Adrian Kanoa got married. Soon after, she became pregnant with her second child.

2016 Edit

In March, she gave birth to her second daughter, Ava Belle.

2017 Edit

In July, she gave birth to her third child, Avery Kanoa.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Lehua Sandbo (レフア・サンボ)
  • Full Name: Lehualani Ehukai Kanoa (née Sandbo)
  • Nicknames:
  • Birthday: February 7, 1983 (1983-02-07) (age 37)
  • Spouses: Kapono Nahina (m. 2003; div. 2009); Adrian Kanoa (m. 2015)
  • Children: Kaianna Lehualani Nahina (born February 4, 2004)
  • Birthplace: Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
  • Height: 5' 4"
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Green
  • Bust: 34
  • Waist: 26
  • Hips: 34
  • Dress: 5
  • Shoe: 7
  • Western Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dog
  • Ethnicity: Norwegian, Hawaiian, Filipino, Irish, Spanish, Chinese
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Shuffle Groups:

  • Interests: Acting, Singing, Dancing, Longboard Surfing, Shopping, Visiting Beach, Talking, School, Jazz Dance, Soccer, Life
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Favorite Food: Italian, Hawaiian, Gyudon, Ramen, Okonomiyaki
  • Favorite Singers: Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Morning Musume
  • Favorite Movies: Pretty Woman, Romeo and Juliet, Like Water For Chocolate
  • Favorite Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Kadin, The Gate to Women's Country, Season of the Sun, Private Pleasures, Siddhartha, The River Between, Maus
  • Favorite Hello! Project Members: Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari

Discography Featured InEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She was recruited for the group after reportedly surprising the judges during the final round of auditions with two other girls when she was the only person to sing "DANCE & CHANCE" in Japanese.
  • She says she still keeps in touch with other members.
  • Has a brother named Karl.[8]
  • She hinted of the possibility of a reunion tour in an interview.
  • A Haiwaiian newspaper reproted Lehua had a tough time dealing with the demands of Japanese fans and quit the band after three years.[9]
  • She's the fourth St. Francis School graduate to win a local beauty pageant in the last eight years, following in the footsteps of Leslie Lam (Mrs. America 2000), Nadine Wise (Mrs. Hawaii 2007) and Chanel Wise (Miss Hawaii USA 2007) 
  • In 2011, she said in an interview: "I am focusing on my website at the moment...trying to build up my fan base here in Hawaii. This year, I plan on launching the "store" section on www.lehuanahina.com and also plan on doing more appearances...would love to one day coordinate something with Mika and possibly take a trip back to Japan with her as well. I also work for one of Hawaii's top plastic surgeon's (which I absolutely love). I have always been pro-active when it comes to health and inner+outer beauty...it feels so rewarding to help other people feel and look better from the inside out. I have two more years of college left, but will most likely switch from a nursing major to communications...it's more relevant to my lifestyle now. I have projects lined up for the next couple of months, but cannot disclose yet. I will always keep everyone updated via www.lehuanahina.com, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr."
  • In 2014, she posted a video on her Facebook of her singing "Aoi Sports Car no Otoko" a Capella.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]the.honoluluadvertiser.com
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20091231143855/http://www.hawaiimrsmag.com/v1/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=48
  3. [2]the.honoluluadvertiser.com
  4. [3]archives.starbulletin.com/2002/05/23
  5. [4]Official Twitter (LeiROCKstar)
  6. [5]https://platform.votigo.com/
  7. [6]Wota in Trasnlation (February 3, 2014)
  8. [7]helloprojecthawaii/interviews
  9. [8]starbulletin.com/2008/07/18

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