Miss Western crown helps queen grow

By Krista Allen
Special to the Times


Special to the Times | Krista Allen

2017-18 Miss Western Navajo Rainee Style tells Miss Western Navajo contestants what the week of the fair will be like. Style, 24, will pass her crown to a new titleholder on Saturday during the 50th annual Western Navajo Fair.

Former Miss Navajo Crystal Littleben held Miss Western Navajo Rainee Style’s hand behind a podium as they stood before a room full of people at the Council Chamber in Window Rock in April.

“I was … nervous,” Style said, “but Crystal was there holding my hand behind the podium because I (had) anxiety. She (held) my hand, making sure I was OK.”

Style, 24, had severe anxiety when she was crowned Miss Western Navajo in Dził Łibéí, Arizona, last October. On Sept. 28, she walked with confidence and stood tall at the Miss Western Navajo orientation for the pageant contestants at Tónaneesdizí Chapter House.

Now, her anxiety level is mild. Carrying this title, she said, has helped her overcome the uneasiness and apprehension that she once had.

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