Houston, TX — Ali Nugent was crowned Miss Texas USA 2013 on Sunday, September 2nd, in a competition featuring 110 contestants from throughout Texas. Hailing from Dallas and representing North Texas in the pageant, the 19-year-old, 5’9” brunette beauty has a heart as big as Texas. In high school she was president of Best Buddies Club, an organization whose mission it is to create opportunities and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In addition to representing the Great State of Texas in the 2013 MISS USA® pageant, Miss Nugent wins a prize package valued at approximately $100,000 and includes scholarships, travel, clothing, jewelry and much more.
Hosting the show were Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart, and international model, Max Sebrechts.
- Miss Plano, Jordan Schulz, was named first runner-up.
- Miss Lake Austin, Amber Calderon – second runner-up
- Miss Southwest Texas, Barbara Falcon – third runner-up
- Miss North Laredo, Lauren Guzman – fourth runner-up
The other contestants named to the top sixteen earlier in Sunday’s competition were:
- Miss Central Texas, Megan McAnelly
- Miss Dallas, Christina Entsminger
- Miss Dallas County, Tahnae Tarkenton
- Miss Frisco, Jordan Johnnsen
- Miss Gulf Coast, Alexandria Nini
- Miss Houston, Peyton Saverance
- Miss Kemah Erin Kay
- Miss Longview, Andrea Fox
- Miss Midland, Felicia Bolton
- Miss Rio Grande Valley, Alejandra Gonzalez
- Miss Southeast Texas, Ashlea Gutierrez
- Miss South Central Texas, Alyssa Dunn won the title of “Miss Congeniality”.
- Jordan Schulz, Miss Plano, was chosen as the “Swimsuit Winner”
- Amber Calderon, Miss Lake Austin was named as “Most Photogenic”
- The winner of the “People’s Choice Award” was, Molly Woehl, Miss Pantego
A total of $3,500 was raised by donating one dollar for each vote. All proceeds benefited the Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria County, a non-profit organization that sends “care packages” to our American heroes deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more information or to learn how you can be a contestant in the Miss Texas USA pageant system, visit www.misstexasusa.com
- Photo courtesy of Miss Texas USA Organization
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