Miss Seattle Sorry for Bashing ... Seattle

Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn says she was talking about the weather, not the city
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2012 9:05 AM CST
Miss Seattle Sorry for Bashing ... Seattle
View of downtown Seattle, Washington as seen from the Space Needle 30 September 2006.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn was crowned Miss Seattle Saturday night, but unfortunately, she forgot to delete this tweet from back in December: "Take me back to az!!! Ugh can't stand cold rainy Seattle and the annoying people." Seattle-dwellers were up in arms after the tweet was discovered by KIRO-FM over the weekend, but Ahn explains to the station that it was the weather, not Seattle itself, she was complaining about. (Another tweet: "Ew I seriously an [sic] hating Seattle right now...")

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Ahn, a Seattle native, posted the tweets shortly after moving back to the city following four years in Arizona, she explained on the Dori Monson Show. "It was a transitional period for me," said the former Miss Phoenix, adding that it was difficult to get used to all the rain after Arizona's constant sunshine and she was experiencing "culture shock." But, she insists, she is happy to be back in her hometown, and she says in the future she will call or text friends if she wants "to complain about something." (Read more Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn stories.)

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