Kelsey and all of us would like to congratulate Jessa Rae Growing Thunder on winning then 2012 Miss Indian World Pageant. We would also like to congratulate all of the participants. All of the contestants will travel with us in fond memories. Kelsey will write up a post Pageant letter after, but we actually have to pack and get to the airport.
To all of our supporters we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all your well wishes and kind words.
Winning most traditional is very meaningful to me. I brought our Yup’ik culture to the national stage. Im honored to be able to bring this award home. My culture and my pride in my people was carried with me as well as the spirits of my ancestors during my performance. I am super tired and will be able to express myself after a bit of rest.
Many thanks to everyone! Quyana Cakneq tamarpeci. Kenkamci.
Photos will be posted soon.
There is still much work to do as Miss WEIO- so stay tuned. 🙂