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A First Nations Woman Just Won the Mrs. Universe Pageant


Enoch Cree Nation member Ashley Burnham has become the first woman from the First Nations to win the Mrs. Universe pageant, capturing the 2015 award at a ceremony held in Minsk, Belarus.

According to BuzzFeed, Burnham is also the first Canadian to hold the title. Mrs. Universe is a pageant for married women that is unaffiliated with the Miss Universe pageant, which was last held in Doral-Miami, Florida, in 2014.

Burnham usually goes by her maiden name, Ashley Callingbull, and was the second runner-up at the 2010 Miss Canada pageant.


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