ALBUQUERQUE — Kyleigh Farmer, the 2017/2018 Miss Six Nations, made the journey to New Mexico to compete in the 2019 Miss Indian World Competition with the support of her family, friends and community with the winner announced in the evening of Saturday, April, 27.
She returned with the 2019 Miss Congeniality Award. Being congenial means to act with geniality and geniality is a type of behaviour that is kind and compassionate.
Within in a competition such as Miss Indian World, Miss Congeniality is usually determined by the votes of the other contestants, who select the girl or woman that they regard as having the most pleasant and kind presence among the competitors. Thus, the award is not only difficult to earn, it is an honour.
After the competition, Farmer took to Facebook to post kind words:
“The journey here was quite beautiful and I’m so grateful for this experience!
To the youth who came into my path before and during this journey: I’m really excited for you because being around my seventeen new sisters – I know you will be well taken care of and our people will be supported, nurtured, educated and loved by the women I met this week.
To my family, community and all that support me: thank you so much – from the bottom of my heart, I am me because of you! It means everything to me to have been embraced by such love, friendship and encouragement!
I’m so happy to have found sisters in the contestants! Everyone who crossed my path this week had such beautiful words and energy. I was chosen by my sisters as the one who embodies and expresses the qualities of miss congeniality – but really, we all did during the week. We laughed, cried, prayed, hugged and formed a sisterhood that’ll last a lifetime.
My number one goal was to make my family, people, community, ancestors and youth proud – I did the best I could and even made myself proud in the process.
Thank you everyone – for everything and everything I did this week was because of all the support, love and positivity of others. All the best to the new Miss Indian World, I know you will represent all of us very well!”