Lokelani McMichael bikes, swims and runs as a triathlete. She also models on the side and works as a television host. She has been voted one of ESPN’s sexiest athletes and profiled in FHM, GQ, Shape and Running World magazines. She was also featured in a National Geographic story on the history of the swimsuit.
Born and raised in Kailua-Kona, McMichael has participated in the Ironman World Triathlon competition and in 1995 became the youngest person ever to finish the grueling feat in 15 hours and 21 minutes.
In 1999 McMichael was crowned Miss Kona Coffee and began a successful career as a model. She has qualified for and completed every Ironman since 1995 and has finished in the women’s top 10 twice.
In 2007 McMichael was ranked in the top 25 world’s sexiest athletes, coming in at number 16.