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Doing her Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians ancestors proud, 21 year old Elizabeth Sartuche, the current Miss University Heights represented her family and her ancestors well by achieving a place on this year's court, as 3rd runner up in the Miss California pageant this past weekend in Fresno, CA.She's been successful in the pageant circuit with musical talents and an outgoing spirit and of course, her beauty. You can follow her on Instagram: sartooch and missuniversityheights (until her current reign ends) Most of us don't have a clue as to the work and effort it takes to be successful in the pageant industry. Hopefully, we will see her next year, as Miss California.
Elizabeth is descended from Pechanga's Manuela Miranda Lucy Moreno, and Fred Sartuche, SR. We've posted on the Manuela Miranda's descendants here and here and she is proof positive that her Native American ancestors have instilled a pride in effort. WELL DONE ELIZABETH