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Lara Leimana Fonoimoana, referred to by many as "Leimana," is a resident of both the North Shore community and the Waimea Community on the Big Island. Born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu, she married her husband 12 years ago and has since then been enjoying raising both of their children who attend Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea. As a former athlete and professional Polynesian Dancer, Leimana loves spending time sharing her culture through song and dance and has traveled globally as a Hawaii entertainer. She spends a good portion of her free time with her Christian Ministry in Waimea sharing the love of God.
In 2011, Leimana was crowned Mrs. Hawaii and then went on to be Mrs. America in 2012, making her the second Mrs. America from Hawai`i in over 40 years. Part of her passion has been working with communities on health and fitness and has been a public speaker and spokesperson for the Department of Health and Goodwill industries. During her reign, she completed over 180 public service events most of which supported non-profit charities.
Leimana's educational background is in Business Finance, Entrepreneurship and Communication. As a former flight attendant, Leimana realized that she had a newfound passion for Sales & Marketing while facing unemployment from the closing of Aloha Airlines. Her positive attitude and "hard working" ethics propelled her into a successful career in Sales & Marketing for both the Tourism Industry and Real Estate Industry. She has traveled domestically and internationally doing Sales, Marketing & PR for the Polynesian Cultural Center and Turtle Bay Resort before returning back to Real Estate full time.
Leimana's Real Estate career started back in 2007 with an interest in knowing more about real estate to help her family. She eventually transitioned herself from corporate sales back into real estate bringing along with her the added value that she gained from corporate training and years of professional relationship management. Leimana's passion to help family, friends and people in her community has been the number one reason why she recently was recognized as the Nation's top 10% of Agents in 2017 for Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate prior to switching to Elite Pacific.
Her love for Hawaii and her "client first" approach makes her easy to work with and knowledgeable of the islands. She's dedicated, hard working, and services her transactions as if each and every one of them were her own. Leimana, believes that even though she is business minded, it is extremely important to keep business within the context of what our culture is recognized for: to be done with ALOHA. Contact her for more information on investing permanently in Hawaii or for a free home evaluation.
Awards & Designations
2017 Silver Award
4211 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816