The woman selected as “Mrs. Bee County” will become an ambassador from the Bee County area and receive an official title, sash, a prize package valued at more than $15,000 and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2011 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. 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 “2010” Mrs. Texas is Natalie McLarty of Victoria. McLarty and her husband, Travis, have been married for 15 years. Together, they have four children. As a mother and a wife, McLarty feels that it is her responsibility to set a good example. “Heart disease runs in my family,” says McLarty, “and 8.6 million women die from it every year. The truly amazing thing is that it is completely preventable.”
To that end, McLarty has dedicated her reign to encouraging families to “Get Fit and Stay Fit for Life”. The mission of Natalie’s platform is to connect families to the American Heart Association and other community-based organizations that will provide them with the tools necessary to become “heart healthy.” Mrs. Texas 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 write for a bio form to: Mrs. Texas International Pageant 14427 Brookhollow, Suite 197 San Antonio, TX 78232, call 210-403-0589, e-mail Kristin@TexasInternationalPage-ants.com, or visit the website at www.mrstexasinternational.com.
The Mrs. International Pageant System recognizes married women for their accomplishments, commitment to marriage and their desire to make a difference in their communities. They showcase these women and applaud their efforts, not only to challenge themselves, but to make the world a better place.