Meet Miss Texas USA 2014 Hopefuls

The finale of Miss Texas USA 2014 pageant will be held on September 1st, 2013 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas. 110 contestants from all walks of the Lone Star state will be vying for the title. Reigning Miss Texas USA 2013 Alexandria Nugent will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will represent Texas in the Miss USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida.

>>> Lauren Guzman Crowned Miss Texas USA 2014

The Miss Texas USA pageant is one of the most competitive among state pageants for Miss USA; the number of contestants often exceeds one hundred. Many of the contestants are winners from local pageants, the most notable of which are held in cities such as Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Other contestants are “assigned” a title, but unlike local winners, they have to pay an entry fee in order to participate.

Click here to see all the 110 Miss Texas USA 2014 contestants:

This year, there are two former Miss Texas Teen USA titleholders in the list, both of whom have competed before. Lauren Guzman, Miss Texas Teen USA 2008 is competing for the fourth time, and has made the top five every year she has competed. Her highest placement was in 2012 when she was first runner-up to Brittany Booker. Lauren’s Teen successor, Kelli Harral, Miss Texas Teen USA 2009, is competing for the third time. She was a non-finalist in 2012 & 2011.

There are four other past runners-up competing this year. Jordan Schultz was last year’s first runner-up, and also first runner-up to Ashley Durham in Tennessee in 2011. The others are Erin Kay, semi-finalist last year & 4th runner-up in 2012, Nikki Golyer, 2RU in 2011, Kathryn Dunn, 4th runner-up in 2011 and Tahnae Tarkenton, 4RU in 2009. Lauren, Kathryn, & Nikki were all runners-up in Texas in 2011.
Elise Banks, Kenda Carroll, Desiree Gonzales, Samaria Mouton, Taylor Nichols have also competed previously.

Caitlin Rasmussen (Caitlyn Beth) - Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Caitlin Rasmussen (Caitlyn Beth) – Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Yliana Guerra, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant.

Yliana Guerra, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant.

Alejandra Gonzalez, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Alejandra Gonzalez, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Is this “third time’s the charm” for her?

Alex Nini, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Alex Nini, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She competed twice in Miss Texas Teen USA and twice in Miss Texas USA pageants.

Alexandra Valenzuela, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Alexandra Valenzuela, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Andrea Fox, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Andrea Fox, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Casey Kearns, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Casey Kearns, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Christina Entsminger, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She has competed two consecutive years in Miss Texas Teen USA and four consecutive years in Miss Texas USA.

Christina Entsminger, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She has competed two consecutive years in Miss Texas Teen USA and four consecutive years in Miss Texas USA.

Christina Kenyon, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Christina Kenyon, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant.

Desiree Gonzales, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented North Harris County.

Desiree Gonzales, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented North Harris County.

Elise Banks, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented Bay Area.

Elise Banks, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented Bay Area.

Erin Kay, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the first runner-up in 2012 but did not place last year.

Erin Kay, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the first runner-up in 2012 but did not place last year.

Janemarie Shea, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant.

Janemarie Shea, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant.

Jordan Schultz, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the first runner-up last year and also the first runner-up in Miss Tennessee USA 2011.

Jordan Schultz, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the first runner-up last year and also the first runner-up in Miss Tennessee USA 2011.

Kathryn Dunn, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She competed three consecutive years in Miss Texas USA and was the fourth runner-up in 2011. She also competed in Miss Texas Teen USA 2008.

Kathryn Dunn, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She competed three consecutive years in Miss Texas USA and was the fourth runner-up in 2011. She also competed in Miss Texas Teen USA 2008.

Kelli Harral, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was Miss Texas Teen USA 2009. She competed in Miss Texas USA 2011 and 2012.

Kelli Harral, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was Miss Texas Teen USA 2009. She competed in Miss Texas USA 2011 and 2012.

Kenda Carroll, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented College Station in the Miss Texas USA

Kenda Carroll, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she represented College Station in the Miss Texas USA

Lauren Guzman, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the fourth runner-up in 2013, the first runner-up in 2012, the third runner-up in 2011 and Miss Texas Teen USA 2008.

Lauren Guzman, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was the fourth runner-up in 2013, the first runner-up in 2012, the third runner-up in 2011 and Miss Texas Teen USA 2008.

Ligia De Uriarte, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She competed in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2012

Ligia De Uriarte, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She competed in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2012

Mila Dutton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant, representing Prosper.

Mila Dutton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant, representing Prosper.

Nicole Golyer, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She has competed in three consecutive Miss Texas USA pageants and was the second runner-up in 2011.

Nicole Golyer, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She has competed in three consecutive Miss Texas USA pageants and was the second runner-up in 2011.

Peyton Saverance, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she competed as Miss Houston USA. Peyton has competed 6 consecutive times in the Miss Texas USA pageants.

Peyton Saverance, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she competed as Miss Houston USA. Peyton has competed 6 consecutive times in the Miss Texas USA pageants.

Samaria Mouton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she competed as Miss Clutch City USA

Samaria Mouton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. Last year, she competed as Miss Clutch City USA

Tahnae Tarkenton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Tahnae Tarkenton, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She has competed for 8 consecutive years in Miss Teen Texas USA and Miss Texas USA pageants. She was the first runner-up in Miss Texas Teen USA 2007, the fourth runner-up in Miss Texas USA 2009.

Taylor Nichols, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Taylor Nichols, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant. She was a non-finalist in last year pageant.

Victoria Sinclair, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Victoria Sinclair, Miss Texas USA 2014 Contestant

Texas is the most successful state ever to compete at Miss USA. It has had nine winners, three more than any other state, but only one Miss Universe. Texas may be best known for its five consecutive winners. Before Texas won consecutively from 1985 to 1989, no state had ever won the Miss USA pageant more than two times in succession. Texas also has the most semifinalists (45) and has received the most special awards (9).

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