State beauty pageants happening for the first time in the Rio Grande Valley


MCALLEN, Texas – For the first time ever the Miss Texas & Miss Teen Texas World America double pageant is taking place in the Rio Grande Valley.

Local 23 News caught up with some of the contestants as they prepare for the competition. The competition is being held today and Saturday, August 3 at the McAllen Convention Center. Preliminaries for for the competition will be held this evening at 7:00 with the finals taking place Saturday evening at 6:00.

Lucy Lopez, Miss Texas World America Contestant, “I think the most exciting thing about a pageant is that you really get to showcase what your passionate about. The charities you want to explore and you get to meet so many amazing girls like the one’s I’m here with.”

The winners of both competitions will advance to the national pageant which will be held in Las Vegas in September.

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