Preliminary Winners Waiting for New Miss Texas Crown

by Joy Donovan on June 29, 2011

Preliminary fitness winners. Photo courtesy Collage Int'l.

Preliminary talent winners. Photos courtesy of Collage Int'l.

A new Miss Texas will be crowned Friday evening at Texas Hall at the University of North Texas.

Friday’s crowning will be the culmination of three evenings of preliminaries for the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant ( Beginning Tuesday, preliminary winners were named in swimsuit and talent categories.

The three preliminary winners in the “physical fitness in swimsuit” competition were inners were Miss Colleyville, Jordan Johannsen; Miss Plano, Erin Hunt; and Miss Dallas, Candice Bennatt. Talent preliminary honorees were Miss Sugarland, Jackie Foss; Miss Austin, Monique Evans; and Miss Harris County, Adrianna Nelson, for talent.

They are among 38 competing for the title of Miss Texas. Scores from the three nights of preliminary competitons will be compiled for the final night. A panel of judges will select the new Miss Texas, who will go on to compete in the legendary Miss American Pageant to be held in January in Las Vegas.

Tickets are available for Friday’s pageant through Central Ticket Office. This final competition for Miss Texas and the crowning of Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen will be viewable by webcast. The webcast will go live at 7:55 p.m. and may be viewed at

The current Miss Texas is Ashley Melnick.

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