Bay Area women compete for teen and miss titles in Miss Texas USA pageants.
Andrea Hightower is representing Galveston County in the Miss Texas USA pageant. She is the daughter of Minnie Cortez of League City and Gregory Hightower, who lives in Webster.
On July 1-3, Jaelynd Edwards, left, of Conroe will represent League City in the Miss Texas Teen pageant in Houston and Destiny Fernandisse will represent League City in the Miss Texas USA contest.
R’Bonney Gabriel of Friendswood is competing in the Miss Texas USA pageant July 1-3. She is a fashion designer and model who was the first runner-up at Miss Kemah 2021, Miss Houston 2021 and Miss Texas USA 2021.
A number of young women from the Bay Area will compete for the crowns of Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA in a weekend of pageantry July 1-3 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston.
Representing Friendswood in the Miss pageant is R’Bonney Gabriel, 28, a fashion designer and model who was the first runner-up at Miss Kemah 2021, Miss Houston 2021 and Miss Texas USA 2021.
Gabriel designed and constructed her wardrobe for this year’s pageant. Info on her design and sewing work is at rbonneynola.com or Instagram: @rbonneynola.
Gabriel’s favorite historical figure is Maria Orosa, a Filipina chemist who was credited with saving thousands of lives by smuggling food into internment camps during World War II.