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Chickasaw Princesses crowned at Annual Pageant


Last updated 11/14/2016 at 4:42pm

The Chickasaw Nation

Photo left: Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, far left, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel, far right, crowned three princesses who will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the tribe for 2016-17. Chickasaw Royalty includes, left to right, Little Miss Chickasaw Lakala Orphan, daughter of Ruebin and LaTonia Orphan; Chickasaw Jr. Princess Keilyn "Keke" Factor, daughter of Stanley Factor and Gwendolyn Burris; and Chickasaw Princess Julie Underwood, daughter of Linda and Darrell Underwood.

ADA, OK-Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2016-2017 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center on September 26.

Julie Underwood, 21, was crowned Chickasaw Princess; Keilyn "Keke" Factor, 13, was crowned Chickasaw Junior Princess, and Lakala Orphan, 11, claimed the Little Miss Chickasaw title. Each winner resides in Ada, Oklahoma and was congratulated by Gov. Anoatubby and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel.

"It is gratifying to see all these contestants express su...

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