“We wish her the best of luck in the state competition,” said Honorable Chairwoman Sherry Cordova.
In less than 24 hours, former Miss Cocopah Shelyne Twist will take center stage in Chandler in her bid to become the next Miss Indian Arizona.
“During her two-year term as Miss Cocopah, Shelyne did an exceptional job serving as a role model for young people and an ambassador for the Cocopah Indian Tribe,” said Honorable Chairwoman Sherry Cordova.
“We wish her the best of luck in the state competition,” she said.
The 23-year-old former Miss Cocopah is competing against seven other contestants from five other Arizona tribes.
If she wins, Twist will be the first Miss Cocopah to win the state title in the 53-year history of the Miss Indian Arizona Pageant.
Twist was crowned Miss Cocopah in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance through the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was born on the Cocopah reservation and lived there until she was 16 years old. She graduated from Yuma High School in 2009 where she made the National Honor Roll.
The Miss Indian Arizona Pageant will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona.