$70,000 in college scholarship among prizes; Texas has reigning Miss and Mrs. International titles
It's no secret that the most beautiful women in the world often come from the Lone Star State. Now, as Texas International looks to crown the next Mrs. Texas, Miss Texas and Teen Texas, the organization is seeking the next winner of each division to wear the most beautiful crown in the Lone Star State. The pageant will be held April 8-10, 2016, in the Dallas area, when women from all over the state will compete for these coveted titles.
Among the many prizes is the opportunity to represent Texas at the International Pageant in Florida in July, competing with women from all over the U.S. and from countries around the world. This past summer, Texas dominated at the International level, as Mrs. Texas International Farabe' Algor was crowned Mrs. International 2015, Miss Texas International Elise Banks was crowned Miss International 2015, and Miss Teen Texas International Savannah Wahrer earned a top-10 finish.
"We have established quite a legacy in Texas for producing winners," said Texas International Executive Director Rachel Hedstrom. "It's only been done a few times in the pageant's history. We were so proud that our ladies brought that Texas spirit and won the respect of the judges and their fellow contestants by being who they are."
This year, the teen chosen as Miss Teen Texas International will be eligible for $70,000 in college scholarship from Hollis University, provided she meets the GPA and SAT or ACT requirements. She will go on to compete for the title of Miss Teen International, a teen who will walk away with a full, four-year scholarship to the school, worth more than $100,000.
Texas International is proud to be part of the International Pageant family, which gets its name from bringing together ladies worldwide in the spirit of empowerment, community service, high integrity, style and character. Texas International titleholders are ladies who are from Texas, or who have lived in the state for at least six months.
Applications are being accepted now for the next Mrs., Miss, and Teen Humble.
No previous pageant experience is necessary, and there is no talent or swimsuit division. Married women compete in interview, fitness wear and evening gown, where they are escorted by their husbands on stage. Teen and miss contestants compete in interview, fitness wear and evening gown, as well as “fun fashion,” a category devoted to showing off their own personal style in an age-appropriate outfit of their choosing.
“It’s all about celebrating women as they truly are, and showing a level of confidence as they sparkle on-stage,” said Hedstrom. "Texas International is about empowering women."
The women crowned as Miss Teen Texas International, Miss Texas International and Mrs. Texas International 2016 will each receive a prize package valued in the thousands of dollars, including the coveted crown and sash, and will go on to a year of service unlike any other.
Mrs. Texas International Farabe' Algor was crowned Mrs. International 2015 at the International Pageant in Florida. She is a mom of three and wife of a former Army Ranger who believes that honoring veterans is her calling. Miss Texas International Elise Banks was crowned Miss International. She is a licensed therapist who is dedicated to promoting mental health for everyone. Miss Teen Texas International Savannah Wahrer is a passionate advocate for animal adoption, which she promotes through her platform, Saving Our Best Friends.