The first thing that comes to our mind when we say Hawaii are the scenic beaches and the even more beautiful inhabitants of the place. Hawaii is a US state, which is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. Its islands are famous for their beaches of gold, tropical foliage and Pearl Harbour’s WWIII memorials.

Here are a couple of famous people from Hawaii:

1. Barack Obama

Famous People Born in Hawaii Barack Obama

The Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama needs no introduction. He spent four years in Jakarta as a child where he learned to speak Indonesian. He later taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until 2004. He served three terms in the 13th District of the Illinois Senate from 1997 until 2004.

2. Mark Fischbach

Famous People Born in Hawaii Mark Fischbach

He is a world famous YouTube star who gained fame as Markiplier, uploading videos of himself and his friends playing and commenting on video games. His channel has earned over 16 million subscribers. He originally aspired to become an actor.

3. Ryan Higa

Famous People Born in Hawaii Ryan Higa

Also a YouTube star, he is well known for his comedy videos including the very popular “Nice guys”. He has gathered more than 19 million subscribers. He made his first YouTube video while attending school where he competed in Judo and wrestling occasionally. He has collaborated on YouTube videos with Kevin Wu, also known as KeV Jumba.

4. Bruno Mars

Famous People Born in Hawaii Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars needs no introduction; he is a Grammy award winning R and B singer whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez. His second album, Unorthodox Jukebox, hit number one on the US Billboard in 2012. He moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue his dreams of becoming a musician, he had a failed gig with Motown Records but ended up signing to Atlantic instead.

5. Lia Marie Johnson

Famous People Born in Hawaii Lia Marie Johnson

She is a very well known movie actress who became famous for her roles in Counterpunch and Finding Cody. She also appeared in The Unit and Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show. She also played a role in the Cameron Dallas film, Expelled.  She made her television debut at age 12 in the 2008 series, When weather changed history.

6. Nicole Scherzinger

Famous People Born in Hawaii Nicole Scherzinger

She gained fame as a singer of the Pussycat Dolls, the burlesque inspired singing group who’s singles “Come to me” and “Baby love” became worldwide hits. She studied musical theatre at the Wright State University and played a role in Show Boat. One of her first musical gigs was with Eden’s Crush.

7. Bethany Hamilton

Famous People Born in Hawaii Bethany Hamilton

This famous surfer is symbol of true passion and grit for continuing to compete professionally after losing her left arm to a 15 foot tiger shark when she was 13. She appeared as herself in the 2014 film Dolphin Tale 2. She has also written an autobiography called Soul Surfer: A true story of faith.

8. Nicole Kidman

Famous People Born in Hawaii Nicole Kidman

She rose to fame for her performance in the 1990 film, Days of thunder. She also won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in the 2002 film, The Hours. She also received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Moulin Rouge and Rabbit Hole. She had a difficult childhood since her mother had breast cancer.

9. Jack Johnson

Famous People Born in Hawaii Jack Johnson

He is a 41 year old rock singer, songwriter and guitarist known for his acoustic guitar based folk rock songs. He first gained attention for his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. His best known songs include “Flake” and “Banana Pancakes”. He graduated with a degree in film from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was inspired to pursue music after listening to Jimi Hendrix.

10. Nicholas Colleti

Famous People Born in Hawaii Nicholas Colleti

Colleti is a producer, rapper and internet personality known as young turd who released a popular music video for the song “Wobby woo”. He started making videos as a kid and never really lost interest at all. He has more than 1.9 million followers on Vine which is mighty impressive. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

11. Tahj Mowry

12. Lord Kierra

13. Lois Lowry

14. Alana Blanchard

15. Jason Momoa

16. Kalama Epstein

17. Bette Midler

18. Maggie Q

19. Kalani Ahmad

20. Marcus Hill

It is extremely imperative to understand that Hawaii has been at the forefront of all things cultural in the USA for a really long time now. It has send out some of the most brilliant people the world has ever seen. Hawaii has the added advantage of being gorgeous and scenic and churning out talented people by the dozen.

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