Even when she was just a kid, Danae Couch, Miss Texas, knew what she wanted to be a lawyer when she ‘grew up’.
And in an interview given in the Texas Bar Journal in September 2012, Danae said pageants were a great “primer” for her legal career.
“You are thrown into a new environment all of the time and you to think on your feet. You also have to win people over and endear them to you. I see closing arguments as being similar. I think it is helping me hone my advocacy skills.”
Something else Danae has enjoyed since she was a kid is twirling! In fact Danae’s twirling career started at age 8 but her pageant career didn’t start until age 20.
And when Danae’s advocacy/interview skills combined with her twirling skills, she earned herself a Top 10 finish at Miss America! Danae will return to law school this fall to finish her studies – and looks to use her law degree to be an advocate for others.
Now – on to this year’s Miss Texas Pageant!
Let’s start by saying… As easy as it was to list the front runners for Miss Texas last year (if you remember, there were 3 different women who had been named 1st runner up to Miss TX all competing in ’12) – it’s just THAT HARD to find the front-runners this year! And – when you compete in Texas, you don’t even walk in the door unless you have a fabulous head-shot and a great prep team behind you! Add all of this to the fact that there are 49 girls competing this year! So – let’s just say, we wouldn’t be surprised if someone who’s not on our list wins the crown this year. We did our best — but this is a tough pageant to pin down! In light of all that…
Monique Evans – Top 10 in ’11 and prelim talent,
Christine Tang – 4th runner up ’12, Top 10 in ’09
Taylor Lowrey – TX OT ’09
Zoe Cadore – Alpha Talent in ’12, Law Student, interned with Congressman Shelia Jackson
Breshell Hurley – Alpha Talent & Alpha Interview winner ’12, Top 10 in ’12
Callie Thompson – Top 15 ’10, TX OT ’07
Morgan Fuller – TX Cinderella State Teen ’07
Michelle Hanson – Junkies Favorite TX Social Media Junkie 🙂
Junkies Love Texas!!! ALL THE BEST! 🙂