Dallas, TX: The 79th Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant (www.misstexas.org) will kick-off the week long pageant with a Texas-sized Fashion Show sponsored by Dillard's NorthPark Center on Saturday, June 28 beginning at 2 pm at the Dillard's mall entrance fountain. The 52 Miss titleholders and the 50 Texas Outstanding Teens will be introduced wearing the hottest head-to-toe summer trends provided by Dillard's. "Dillard's is proud to be a major sponsor of the Miss Texas Organization again this year," said Melissa Adair, Dillard's Communications Director Southwest Region.
The Dillard's/Miss Texas Welcome Fashion Show is free to the public, and includes special appearances by Ivana Hall, Miss Texas 2013 and Sheridan Donavant, Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2013. Christain Dior of Dillard's NorthPark Center is also partnering with Miss Texas as the official beauty sponsor for the fashion show and throughout pageant week.
The final crowning of Miss Texas 2014 will take place on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. Miss Texas 2013, Ivana Hall will be crowning this year's Miss Texas at the Saturday night ceremony. Tickets are available online at www.eisemanncenter.com.
The Miss Texas organization, affiliated with the Miss America Organization, 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 individuals concerned with providing higher education opportunities for women. The Miss America Organization is the largest donor of scholarship assistance for young women, awarding over $45 million annually. Miss Texas 2014 will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship and the use of an Infiniti from Grubbs Infiniti during her reign.
The Miss Texas contestants and the Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen contestants will compete in the following categories: private interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening gown and onstage question. The contestant that receives the most People's Choice votes will automatically be in the Top 15 semi-finalists to compete for the title of Miss Texas on July 5. To vote for your favorite contestant, visit www.misstexas.org.
The winner of the Miss Texas 2014 title will compete for Miss America held in September in Atlantic City. The Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2014 will compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen in August 2014 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the scholarships, Dillard's and Jessica Simpson are giving each contestant a pair of shoes and Skechers is donating fitness shoes and apparel to each of the Teens. Grubbs Infiniti provides Miss Texas with an Infiniti to drive throughout her reign. Other official sponsors are: Christian Dior Cosmetics and Liland Events and Florals.