480-789-7000 | P.O.Box 17779, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269


The Miss Fort McDowell and Junior Miss Fort McDowell Program recognizes the intelligence, talent, moral character and personal commitment of Fort McDowell’s young women and future leaders.

The Pageant Committee is made up of tribal members and/or community members of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The committee also plans & raises money for the Fort McDowell Youth Pageant.

Our youth pageant and scholarship programs are held in late October to early November.


2017-2018 Miss & Jr Miss Fort McDowell Pageant
This year’s pageant will be on Friday October 20, 20017 at 5pm.  The application deadline for submission is October 12, 2017.

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2016-2017 Royalty


Royalty 2016-2017
  • Miss Fort McDowell, Makayla Doka & Jr Miss Fort McDowell, Tara Smith
  • Little Miss Fort McDowell, Brooke Paya
  • Fort McDowell Princess, Lanell Jones
  • H’man Quade Baby Girl, Lorena Rios


2016-2017 Miss Fort McDowell

Makayla Doka

Makayla Doka

16 years old, Sophomore at Fountain Hills School; enjoys listening to pop music. Her hobbies are sports, photography & volunteering. Her career goals are to become a fire fighter & a photographer.

2016-2017 Jr. Miss Fort McDowell

Tara Smith

15 years old, Sophomore at Fountain Hills High school; enjoys listening to oldies music. Her hobbies are singing, drawing & attending Manga & Anime Cons. Her goals are to learn the Yavapai language, culture & to become a Cosmetologist.


Pageant Committee Members


President: Rhonda Nunez

Vice-President: Carrie Hood (Former Miss Fort McDowell 2013-2014)

Treasurer: Imogene Hosay


Voting-Member: Regina Bear

Voting-Member: Vacancy

Events & Tourism Manager: Roann Carmelo

Advisory Ex-Officio: Pamela Mott, Fort McDowell Tribal Council Treasurer


Contact The Pageant Committee


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Pageant Committee
P.O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

Phone: 480-789-7219

Fax: 480-816-0419