Flower Mound resident Ryan Annemarie Keele, 5, was recently chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held July 29 and 30 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dallas.
The newly-crowned Miss Princess Texas will receive a $1,000 cash award, an official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, plus air transportation to compete in the National Pageant at Disneyland in California. She will also tour Hollywood and has the chance to represent Texas for the entire year.
The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest in the nation and is held for girls age 4 through 18 in five different age divisions. Contestants compete in four overall categories, including: Formal Wear Modeling; Personal Introduction; Interview; and, Community Service Project.
The program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence and learning new skills, such as good attitudes about competition, as well as setting and achieving personal goals.
Ryan will be attending Timber Creek Elementary in the fall as a Kindergartner. Her activities include soccer and dance. She also enjoys singing, helping in her mom’s vegetable garden, cheering for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys with her dad. She likes playing outside with her older brother, Jackson, and older sister, Taylor, who attends Lamar Middle School.
Her sponsors so far are Circle R Ranch and Angela Dawn Photography, with an opportunity for additional sponsors to help her achieve her required sponsorship goal.