By Lance Avery Morgan
Don’t you love a good contest? We especially love a good beauty contest that promotes so much potential opportunity.
DaNae Couch, Miss Dallas was crowned the 2012 Miss Texas by the reigning 2011 Miss Texas Kendall Morris, at the 77th Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant held this past weekend at the Allen Event Center in Allen. The evening’s celebrity emcees were Drew Pearson, Tatum Hubbard, Miss Texas 1993, and Ashley Melnick, Miss Texas 2010.
Couch, The 23 year old from Coppell is a graduate of Baylor University and is currently attending Texas Tech Law School. Here’s more info on her:
Title: Miss Dallas
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Talent: Twirling to “You Can’t Stop the Beat:
Platform Topic: Hope for Family Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction
The Runner-ups were: 1st Runner-Up: Miss Houston, Adrianna Nelson 2nd Runner-Up: Miss Fort Worth, Natalie Baker 3rd Runner-Up: Miss Harris County, Rachel Turner 4th Runner-Up: Miss Plano, Christine Tang
The 2012 Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen was also announced during the ceremonies and Margana Wood, Miss Houston, received her crown from the 2011 Miss Outstanding Teen Texas, Reilly Johannsen. Here’s some more info on Wood…
Title: Miss Houston
Hometown:, Houston, TX
Talent: Contemporary Dance
Platform Topic: Teen Bullying-“Nice Girls Rule”
Produced by the Miss Texas Organization, the Miss Texas competition exists for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for young Texas women and promoting their voice in culture, politics and community. The competition was founded in 1936 by a group of civic-minded citizens concerned about higher education. The first Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant has evolved into what is recognized today as one of the best organized and well managed of all state pageants. For more information, visit www.misstexas.org