2021 Pre-Teen Texas
Aryanna Adele Luther is a charismatic, kind hearted, high spirited girl who loves animals and her family. Her journey is what makes her strong as she takes her past traumatic experiences while she was a baby and empowers herself and others with her smile and wants kids to know that it's okay to be different.
Aryanna is from the North Austin Texas area and has a brother and a sister. Her favorite sports are soccer and gymnastics and dedicates her time to our local, non-profit organization Backpack Friends. Aryanna highly advocates that everybody is “as unique as a snowflake”.
Aryanna has a natural talent of singing but prefers to sing in a room without people. This is her last year in her elementary school years and is making it memorable. She has made many different friends along her journey and is excited to meet more! Aryanna enjoys challenging animal puzzles and enjoys reading action and adventure books. Occasionally, Aryanna loves to help out at her mom's business and loves spending time with her mom, dad, brother and sister anytime she can. She cherishes her family immensely and embraces any time she can with them.
Aryanna has had challenges in her past that no child should ever overcome. However, this has not stopped her from making the impossible possible. She believes that if she shows others that she can do it, then so can others. Aryanna would love others to follow her on your journey so you can imagine what it is or what it could be.
Kamila Apter is a 16 year old girl who comes from a crazy background. With her mom being from Mexico and her dad being from Russia, she was taught to express her creativity but to also remember to have a strong education because it is important for her future.
She is currently a junior in highschool, attending a medical based college preparatory magnet school in hopes of becoming a pediatrician specialized in E.R.. When she's not busy with her studies and school you can find her dancing and expressing herself at the dance studio with her dance family, or painting another project in her room. When she's not expressing herself she's spending time with her family and best friend watching scary movies or cooking something new for dinner.
With this past pageant only being her second one, she has realized pageants are not just glitz and glam and crowns but the inner beauty of the queen who is wearing it, and her strong support system behind her. With having family members who are adoptive and growing to do amazing things, they have inspired her to do her best and because of that it has made her acknowledge that there are kids out there who need a support system like the one she is blessed to have. She says these kids deserve to be able to realize their creativity and have an education for their future but most importantly have a place to call home.
2021 Teen Texas
2021 Miss Texas
Lesly Garcia is 25 years old, born in Puebla, Mexico but I was raised in Houston where she currently resides.
She has a bachelors degree in Spanish & Multiplatform Journalism and also a masters degree in Digital Media Production. Currently, she works as a Social Media Manager with a Media Agency. Lesly is also the owner of Lesly Lash Co and Lesly and Co.
Her platform; “Be a voice, not an echo”, is a message that she has been passionate for a very long time and with this she is particularly focused on raising awareness for animal and environmental welfare. Although there are so many causes and movements worldwide, she feels that there is not enough support for these two topics and that’s where she comes in. "I live every day to be a servant leader and be voice for those who can’t speak for themselves and be a representation for those causes that aren’t heard enough," Lesly says. Last year alone, despite the pandemic; Lesly accumulated over 700 hours of charity work with organizations in Houston. She also works with six international organizations and is currently a leader for Greenpeace USA.
Lesly is also a big advocate for the Latino community. "As an immigrant and a first generation college student, it has been a huge privilege to be a leader and a role model to all of those who come to this country in search of a better life. I am the living definition of what the American Dream stands for and it is my purpose to continue serving my community through my testimony," she says. Her goal as Miss Texas United World is to continue her advocacy worldwide.
I am a small town girl from the Deep South, Mercedes, TX , now I currently reside in Houston Tx. I attended the University of Texas Pan American, now called The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Being the founding President of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, Epsilon Beta Chapter was life changing. I learned many life skills that helped me become the woman I am today.
In 2010 I was offered an opportunity to work for the #1 hospital in Houston. I am currently working in an Emergency Room as Patient Access. In 2011, I went through many challenges starting with losing my stepfather due to cancer, Being homeless in 2012 as of that wasn’t enough, depression hit. Saying Fashion helped me overcome life challenges is an understatement. I am now, CEO and designer of Ronica Marie Couture. With this passion I have given back to my community through my platform, "Empowering Women Through Fashion". I truly believe I can change the world one dress at a time.
As Ms. Texas United World My main plan is to continue working on my vision by sharing my fails and better yet the accomplishments in my journey. By holding fashion shows to raise funds for non profit organizations, working with Havens Haus at Grace and Dream Queen Project is how I choose the be the change.
Ms. Texas 2021
Mrs. Texas 2021
I admit it. I’m a high-heel shoe advocate who has a smidge of diva in her … and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Looking back, my story has always been sprinkled with style. From my roots in hair and makeup artistry to competing in the pageant world for two decades. I’ve worn crowns for Mrs. Alabama, Mrs. USA Petite, and now proudly Mrs. Texas United World! These experiences have made me the master of stage presence, communication and confidence. I came to realize that along with appearance, those were the golden nuggets of a confident image. When those three elements were mastered, success would be inevitable. I had already trained with the best in image consulting, personal styling and professional development at the world-renowned London Image Institute. Beyond image consulting, I am certified in strategic communications from UT Austin and corporate consultancy through Illustra Business School.
Over the years, this business owner and entrepreneur slash pageant queen image diva developed the knowledge, training and grit to coach clients on making powerful connections and developing a clear and powerful personal brand. It became my passion to help clients create a style they love, be an effective communicator and gush confidence!
Tara's consulting genius is trusted by global brands such as Toyota Financial Services and Liberty Mutual. She uses her over 20 years of experience in leadership, communication, and presence to enhance team dynamics, increase effective leadership, and build strong interpersonal skills so they can leverage more opportunity and success. She has been featured in publications and media outlets such as Good Morning Texas , CNN, FOX, ESPN and more.
This 49 year old mother of 2 and wife to Jeff Hooper is excited about her role as Mrs. Texas United World and will use her expertise to mentor women, build the United World pageant brand and take her platform the C.R.O.W.N. effect (Confidence Revealed On Women Now)-Success through Self-Confidence across Texas.