The Miss Teen Texas Latina™ and Miss Texas Latina™ pageant is one of the largest state pageants in the United States for Latinas. Our organization is gear to young ladies of Latin and Hispanic origin living in the State of Texas and enable them to embrace and showcase their Latin American culture and heritage while serving their community. The mission is to empower, encourage, highlight, embrace, the beauty, viewpoints, talents, and accomplishments of these humanitarian young women. The Miss Texas Latina™ pageant provides a platform where all this is possible in a safe and fun environment. Miss Texas Latina™ is the preliminaries to the Miss US Latina and Miss Teen US Latina, the most prestigious and well-known pageant in the world for Latinas in the US, as well as the longest-running (since 1983). It is also the only national Latina pageant in the U.S. that follows traditional pageant guidelines for participants and affiliate preliminary competitions. The pageant looks for "More than a Model A Role Model."