Press Release

Release Date: October 04, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, far left, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel, far right, crowned three princesses Monday evening who will serve as goodwill ambassadors for the tribe for 2017-18. Chickasaw Royalty includes, left to right, Little Miss Chickasaw Olivia Worcester, Chickasaw Jr. Princess Cydnee Miller, and Chickasaw Princess Tiffany Postoak.

ADA, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2017-2018 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center Monday, Oct. 2.

“It is wonderful to see the joy on the faces of these young ladies as they carry on this proud tradition,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “We believe these extraordinary young ladies will be excellent goodwill ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation, because it is obvious they take great pride in our Chickasaw culture.”

Tiffany Postoak, 25, daughter of Eddie Postoak and Tommie Postoak, graduate of East Central University, was crowned Chickasaw Princess.

Cydnee Miller, 13, daughter of Rick and Sherri Miller, attends Ada Junior High School and was crowned Chickasaw Junior Princess.

Olivia Worcester, 7, daughter of Michael and Reichelle Worcester, is in the second grade at Homer Elementary and claimed the Little Miss Chickasaw title.

Each winner resides in Ada, Oklahoma and was congratulated by Gov. Anoatubby and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel.

“It means a lot to me,” said Tiffany Postoak, the newly crowned Chickasaw Princess. “It’s a special honor to be able to represent the Chickasaw Nation.”

Participants of the pageant were judged on one-on-one interviews, traditional Chickasaw dress, poise, responses to random questions and talent.

During their one-year reign these dynamic young ladies will take courses on language, culture and the history of the Chickasaw people. In addition to serving as young ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation, the 2017-2018 princesses will see many places, serve as role models and represent the Chickasaw people.

The winners receive a crown, sash, trophy and gifts to prepare them for the upcoming year.

The reign of a Chickasaw Princess has been a Chickasaw Nation tradition since the 1960s. Chickasaw Princesses have historically played a vital role in representing the tribe.