Katia Anaya is part of the fifth-generation of her family’s business, Pancho Anaya Mexican Bakery, which began in Sahuayo, Michoacán, México, and migrated with the family to Tulsa. Katia was born in Guadalajara and lived in Sahuayo for 10 years. She is Miss Oklahoma Latina 2013 and was first runner-up at the Miss USA Latina pageant. She said entering the pageant gave her an opportunity to represent Latinas with dignity.
Originally published in This Land, Volume 5, Issue 3, February 1, 2014.