AP PHOTOS Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — There was no bathing suit or modern evening gown competition in this beauty contest.Instead, the young Ecuadorean women competing in the event for indigenous beauties wore native costumes and headwear. Black high-heeled pumps were the only truly Western clothing on display.Contestants for the Miss Indigenous Ecuador beauty contest on Friday had to belong to one of the country’s many Indian groups and speak a native language. Eleven women from around the country participated. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo, beauty contestants rehearse the presentation parade for the Miss Indigenous Ecuador beauty contest, in a waiting area backstage at the Casa de la Cultura theater, in Quito, Ecuador. Contestants for the beauty contest have to belong to one of the country’s many Indian groups and speak a native language. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona The women nervously prepared backstage beforehand. Helen Matugo, a member of the Otavalo people, looked into her compact mirror while Patricia Grefa, representing Pastaza province, arranged her hair. Nancy Maliza, of the Chibuleo indigenous group, stood still while her mother helped her arrange her dress with a safety pin.The winner was 19-year-old Jenny Guillin of the Puruha people. Organizers say she now gets the right to participate in the Miss Ecuador contest.Amid cheers and tears, Guillin was crowned with a specially designed tiara that included a “chacana,” or indigenous cross, and an aboriginal symbol for the sun.___Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The vital role family plays in societylast_img

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