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Umatilla woman a contestant on America's Next Top Model
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012
Mariah Watchman, a member of the
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
in Oregon, is competing to be
America's Next Top Model
Watchman, who grew up on the reservation, is proud to be the first enrolled tribal member on the show. She's using her heritage to her advantage.
"The first thing I did was speak my language," Watchman told The Oregonian. "That caught everyone in the room's attention."
Watchman, who attended
Haskell Indian Nations University
, also was proud to represent Pocahontas during a segment of the show about American icons.
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Pendleton resident Mariah Watchman competes on "America's Next Top Model"
(The Oregonian 2/27)
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