Allie Gonzalez graduated with a Master's degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She was a cheerleader in high school. She grew up watching Miss Universe and Miss USA with her mom "I never thought I would be one of this girls" she explained.
Despite some misconceptions, beauty pageants are not all about physical appearance. Participants are given a chance to show off their talent, they are given challenging questions to answer. And Allie claims that the pageant world has taught her a lot of things; how to introduce herself, how to be diplomatic and how to engage people.
About the Miss Texas USA Pageant
Nine Miss Texas USA titleholders have won the Miss USA title and one, Chelsi Smith, has been crowned Miss Universe. In the 1980s Texas won the Miss USA title five consecutive years from 1985 to 1989, a streak known as the "Texas Aces". Prior to this no state had ever won the Miss USA pageant more than two times in succession. The pageant is currently held in Houston and has previously been hosted by El Paso, San Antonio, South Padre Island, Lubbock and Laredo.
Contestants enter by winning local pageants or may choose to compete "at large" with an assigned title.
Nancy Gonzalez from Galveston is the reigning Miss Texas USA. She represented her state at the 2017 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas.
Thanks to the beautiful Allie for the interview. Pageants News wishes you all the very best for Miss Texas USA 2018 pageant.