Indigenous woman first to be crowned Miss Minnesota

Photo by: Rachel Evangelisto - Facebook
Photo by: Rachel Evangelisto - Facebook

(St. Paul, MN) --  For the first time ever, Miss Minnesota is an Indigenous woman.

Rachel Evangelisto earned the crown over the weekend after formerly serving as Miss Winona. She will now take part in the 2023 Miss America competition.

Evangelisto has earned 23-thousand dollars in educational scholarships.