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Do you want to become a better you and make a difference in your community? Have you ever dreamed of one day wearing a sparkling crown and sash to put a smile on a child’s face and bring awareness to a cause close to your heart? The International Pageant System recognizes ladies across the state, ranging in age from teens to misses to married women, for their accomplishments and their desire to make a difference.

 

The search is on and applications are now being accepted for the titles of Miss Teen Big Sandy, Miss Big Sandy and Mrs. Big Sandy International. These women will have the honor of representing their area at the Texas International Pageant to be held at the Granville Arts Center in the Dallas, Texas area March 13th-15th. A new Miss Teen Texas International, Miss Texas International and Mrs. Texas International 2015 will be crowned then, kick-starting a year unlike any other for the lucky ladies who will represent Texas, wearing the most beautiful crown in the Lone Star State.

 

“We are looking for quality women who could grace the crown, the system, and their communities,” said Rachel Hedstrom, executive director of Texas International, who was recently named Miss & Teen Director of the Year for all International pageants worldwide at the International Pageant in Florida this past July. “The Texas International system rewards women for who they are and how they want to serve others.  It’s a system that dads, husbands and grandparents are proud to see their family members participate in.”

 

No previous pageant experience is necessary, and there is no talent or swimsuit division. Married women compete in interview, fitness wear and evening gown, where they are escorted by their husbands on stage.  Teen and miss contestants compete in interview, fitness wear and evening gown, as well as “fun fashion,” a category devoted to showing off their own personal style in an age-appropriate outfit of their choosing.

 

“It’s all about celebrating women as they truly are, and showing a level of confidence as they sparkle on-stage,” said Hedstrom.

 

Mrs. applicants must be married and between the ages of 21 and 56 as of July 1, 2015. Miss applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of 19 and 30, and teen applicants must be unmarried and between the ages of 13 and 18 as of July 1, 2015.

 

The women selected as Miss Teen Big Sandy, Miss Big Sandy and Mrs. Big Sandy will serve as ambassadors from the Big Sandy area with an official title and sash. Other area titles are also available.

 

The women crowned as Miss Teen Texas International, Miss Texas International and Mrs. Texas International 2015 will each receive a prize package valued in the thousands of dollars and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2015 Mrs. International, Miss International or Miss Teen International Pageant in Florida in July.

 

“The International system allows women to be at their best and to chase their dreams,” said Hedstrom. “It’s not about fitting into an unrealistic norm; it’s about helping these women get to that next level and do something meaningful and fulfilling with their lives. Competing is about investing in who they are, not trying to be someone they are not. In that, these women find success.”

 

To learn more about the pageant or the reigning titleholders, please visit http://www.mrstexasinternational.com, http://www.misstexasinternational.com, orhttp://www.missteentexasinternational.com. To request an application to represent your area, please contact Executive Director Rachel Hedstrom attexasinternationalpageant@gmail.com.