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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 • Posted January 13, 2009

If you are unmarried, have never been married or given birth, and between the ages of 19 and 29, applications are now being accepted for the title of 2009 “Miss Blanco County International”! Miss Blanco County International will represent her area at the Miss Texas International Pageant to be held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas, March 20 – 22, 2009. The young woman selected as “Miss Blanco County International” will become an ambassador from the —— Blanco County —— area and receive an official title and sash!

The young lady crowned Miss Texas International will receive a prize package valued at over $15,000 and the opportunity to represent Texas at the 2008 Miss International Pageant in Chicago.

The American Heart Association is the official charity of the Miss Teen Texas International Pageant. In 2008, the International Pageants joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement and 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. Our passion is to unite women in this fight…even at an early age. Our involvement in the movement can help save lives. For more information go to www.GoRedForWomen.org.

The current reigning “2008” Miss Texas is Alyssa Perez of Houston, Texas. As Miss Texas, Alyssa serves as a spokesperson for the Gynecological Cancer Foundation. Alyssa dedicated her reign as Miss Texas is to educate young women about the importance of prevention and early detection of gynecological cancers through the “Everyday Pink” program. “I first became involved with cancer as a volunteer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center located in downtown Houston, Texas.” says Alyssa. “Most young women are unaware of the health care options to detect cancer. Since mammograms are generally for older women, young women still have the option of ultrasounds which can easily detect signs of tumors or anything irregular in the breast. Annual pap smears are a necessity when trying to detect signs of all gynecological cancers. In the United States, the Pap test saves the lives of 70% of the women who might have died from cervical cancer without the test. Studies have shown that the use of oral contraceptives can reduce women’s risk of developing any of the four female cancers. The use of vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cervical cancer, and the cervical cancer vaccine can lower the risk of developing this particular type of cancer.” For more about gynecological cancers, visit the GCF website at: www.thegcf.org.

Miss contestants will compete in Interview, Fitness Wear, Fun Fashion Wear and Evening Gown. (There is no talent or swimsuit competition and no experience necessary!!!)

Young ladies working, living, or attending school in Blanco County interested in applying should write for a bio. form:

Miss Texas

International Pageant

14427 Brookhollow, Suite 197

San Antonio, TX 78232

or call, e-mail, or visit our website for more information:

210.403.0589

Kristin@TexasInternational

Pageants.com

www.misstexasinternational.com

    *The final application deadline is February 15, 2009*
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