Navajo woman prepares for Miss USA pageant

Onawa Lacy, a member of the Navajo Nation, is getting ready to compete in the Miss USA pageant after winning the Miss New Mexico title in October 2005.

Lacy, 23, a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, was the first Native American woman to win the state title. She said she is proud of her Navajo heritage and culture.

Lacy, who grew up near Gallup, is busy thinking about the questions she might be asked during the interview for the national contest. She is also watching tapes of past pageants.

The Miss USA competition will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 21.

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