She grew up in Southern California and was always into athletics.  So, when sports model Stephanie Hasegawa moved to Las Vegas seven years ago, she quickly picked up some new sports like amateur boxing, Muay Thai fighting and motor cross.  She's been a popular runway and commercial model and is one of the most popular boxing ring girls for major fights.  At 5'8", 125 lbs., Stephanie will be competing at the Model America to further her career.  However, she says her passions are diverse.  "I'm planning on starting a nursing program next year.  I love to help people because I have a lot of compassion."  Stephanie says she's still planning to model but is also concerned with her long term future.  "Modeling is fun and exciting, but I need to focus on my 'day job', too."