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Sonya Balmores        

Actress, Model, and Surfer; Best Known for Her Role in "Inhumans"

Balmores won the Miss Hawaii Teen USA title on May 16, 2004 at the Waikiki Sheraton Resort, at the same time Jennifer Fairbank was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2005. Balmores represented Hawaii in the Miss Teen USA 2004 pageant held in Palm Springs, California on August 6, 2004. She placed first runner-up in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Shelley Hennig of Louisiana. This was Hawaii's highest placement in the pageant since Kelly Hu won in 1985.

In 2005, Balmores appeared on the covers of Women's Health, Outside and Foam magazines. She played the recurring role of Kai Kealoha in Beyond the Break on The N, a series previously given the tentative title Boarding School. She also played the main antagonist, Malina Birch, in the 2011 film Soul Surfer. In 2014, she guest starred on Hawaii Five-0 as tour bus robber Alana Duncunin the episode "Kanalu Hope Loa" or "The Last Break" in English. In 2017, Balmores was cast in the series Inhumans as Auran.

Balmores attended Kalaheo Elementary School and graduated from Kauai High School. She was a visual communications student at Hawaii Pacific University.


'Marvel's Inhumans' Full Cast: Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish ...

Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, and Ellen Woglom have joined the show, completing casting of key roles for the Marvel series, ...

Sonya Balmores | Variety

TV; 03.03.17 | 12:01PM PT. 'Marvel's Inhumans' Series at ABC Completes Full Cast. By Elizabeth Wagmeister. The full cast has been set for “Marvel's Inhumans  ...

ABC Rounds out Cast for Marvel's 'The Inhumans'

ABC has rounded out the cast for “Marvel's Inhumans,” as Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores and Ellen Woglom complete the key ...

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