Preliminary Winners Named in Texas Pageant

by Joy Donovan on June 30, 2010

Miss Irving, Jordan Johannsen, and Miss Frisco, DaNae Couch, walked away with preliminary awards Tuesday night at the second night of competition for the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant (

Johannsen won for physical fitness in swimsuit, and Couch, who twirls batons, won the talent award during the competition at Texas Hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. For Couch, it was the second night in the row to win a preliminary round. She captured the physical fitness award during Monday’s competition. Winning talent Monday night was Miss Fort Worth, Ashley Melnick, a singer.

A third round of preliminaries is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Miss Teen Texas Scholarship Pageant is being held simultaneously. Preliminary winners for physical fitness were Miss Teen East Texas, Reilly Johannsen, the younger sister of Miss Irving, and Miss Teen Plano, Kaitlyn Wilson. The talent winners included Miss Teen West Texas, vocalist Jordan Sheets, and Miss Teen Ellis County, Kafarra Douglas. 

The Miss Texas 75th Celebration includes a reunion and a black-tie gala Thursday, followed by a brunch Friday. Many events are open to the public.

 The 2010 Miss Texas will be crowned Friday night at the finals at Texas Hall.  She will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant, the world’s largest provider of scholarships for women.

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