It’s always fun to “get some press” when you’re a state titleholder, but when we found this article about Miss Texas 2015 Shannon Sanderford, we knew we had to use it in our post… From the The News Nederland…
One student at Highland Park Elementary School in Nederland told Miss Texas, Shannon Sanderford, 23, that she was so pretty, she looked like one of her Barbie dolls.
Sanderford, however, is more than just a pretty face.
The article goes on to talk about the Miss Texas partnership with Citgo and their “Fueling Good” campaign – Along with the “Miss Texas Cares About Children” program, that teaches kids about media literacy and self-empowerment.
It also mentions that Miss Texas usually makes over 450 appearances during her year – and speaks to nearly 100,000 people. You read that right – 450 appearances!!! And while Texas continues to be tied with OK for the nation’s longest “semi-finalist streak” at Miss America (7 years in a row) – It’s pretty obvious to this Junkie why they continue to do so well at Miss America…
It’s because they crown women who can make 450 appearances in 365 days! Women who can speak. Women who have a message and truly want to make an impact. Women who are excited to be an ambassador for their state (not just attend Miss America).
If you don’t believe me – feel free to judge for yourself! Once you hear Shannon’s podcast with us, you’ll have no doubts why she won the title… In fact, we were blown away by Shannon’s laid-back, comfortable communication style, and I know you will be too (listen here).
Shannon – Thank you for everything you’ve done for the state of Texas this year. There are countless kids from each and every corner of your state who may think you’re as pretty as a Barbie Doll – but there will be many more who think twice about “pageant girls” now that they’ve seen your strength and confidence. Junkies know you’ll excel in whatever you choose to pursue. 🙂
And now – Who do we think has the best chance at being named Miss Texas 2016?
It’s always a crap shoot when you compete in a state where there’s more contestants than they have at Miss America – But we’ve done our best to bring you our top picks! Learn more at this link right here…
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! JUNKIES LOOOOVVVEEE TEXAS!!!