The woman selected as “Mrs. Bee County” will become an ambassador from the Bee County area and receive an official title and sash.
Mrs. Bee County 2011 was Andrea Gutierrez of Beeville.
The woman crowned Mrs. Texas will receive a prize package valued at more than $20,000 and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2012 Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago.
The American Heart Association is the official charity of the Mrs. Texas International Pageant. In 2008, the International Pageants joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, and each state titleholder will champion heart disease as a national platform in addition to promoting their own platform throughout the year.
Go Red for Women captures the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women. While 1-in-30 American women die of breast cancer, almost 1-in-3 will die from cardiovascular disease. For more information go to www.GoRedForWomen.org.
The current reigning “2011” Mrs. Texas is Angelique Hoover of Houston. Angelique and her husband, Kenny, have been married for nine years. Together, they have one little boy: Zander. Angelique has dedicated her reign as Mrs. Texas to the Look Good…Feel Better Program: a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer. This brand-neutral public service program teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good…Feel Better has serviced over 700,000 women nationwide since its inception in 1989.
“Some time ago, one of my close friends was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer,” Hoover says. “She immediately had surgery and began chemotherapy and experienced the typical reactions: loss of hair and eyebrows. How she looked really impacted how she felt. It was her experience that led me to the Look Good…Feel Better program. As a licensed cosmetologist, I was able to become trained as a Look Good…Feel Better instructor. Now, I teach classes and help cancer patients to feel beautiful on the inside and out.”
Mrs. contestants will compete in interview, fitness wear and evening gown. (There is no talent or swimsuit competition and no experience necessary.)
Married women living or working in Bee County interested in applying, should request a bio form from: Mrs. Texas International Pageant, 14427 Brookhollow, Suite 197, San Antonio, TX 78232; or call, e-mail or visit the website for more information: (210) 403-0589, Kristin@ TexasInternational Pageants.co, www.mrstexasinternational.com.