Miss Seattle insists she doesn’t hate the city

Mar 5, 2012, 1:33 PM | Updated: 2:52 pm
Miss Seattle insists it was the weather, not the city, that prompted her to make some suddenly controversial comments about the city. (MyNorthwest.com staff)
(MyNorthwest.com staff)
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Miss Seattle insists it was the weather, not
the city, that prompted her to make some
suddenly controversial comments about the city. (Mynorthwest.com staff)

Miss Seattle says it was the weather, not the city she was criticizing in a series of tweets complaining about
Seattle.

A controversy erupted over the weekend when it was learned Jean-Sun Hannah Ahn had tweeted “Ugh can’t stand cold rainy Seattle and the annoying people” back in December.

She was awarded the crown Saturday night.

“I had actually just moved back from Arizona and it was a
transitional period for me,” the former Miss Phoenix said
in an interview on the Dori Monson Show.

Ahn told Dori she was having a tough time, missing friends and struggling with the cold wet weather after four years of continuous sunshine.

“I think I was just kind of in that down mode and it was a period…it was a culture shock to be back in Seattle,”
said the Seattle native.

While the comments were critical of her home town, fellow
native Dori sympathizes, and insists we’ve all complained
about the weather at some point.

“This controversy struck me as very silly because I grew
up here in Seattle and I don’t know if anybody complains
more about Seattle than me,” Dori said.

Ahn insists she has always loved Seattle and is happy to
be home.

“These past couple of months have just been incredible and the support and the people and reconnected with so many different friends and met so many new people.”

Ahn says she realizes why people would be upset and she’s
embarrassed to bring any bad press to the organization,
but wishes the reporter who broke the story (our own Linda Thomas, The News Chick) hadn’t called her out quite so publicly.

“I was somewhat hurt because she almost didn’t seem to
realize I worked so hard to get to where I was.”

And she learned a very valuable lesson.

“I now have learned my lesson the hard way that I will
vent to someone that I will call my friends or text them
if I’m feeling down or want to complain about something.”

Unlike the rest of us, who can and will continue
complaining frequently about the weather and plenty of
other annoying things in our area.

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Miss Seattle insists she doesn’t hate the city