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Texas USA Ambassador

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About Texas USA Ambassador

Mary Oakes, 2022 Pageant Planet Top 10 Director, resigned as the Texas State Director as of January 22, 2023, due to irreconcilable differences with the National Pageant over changes in policy outside her contract mid-season.

Director, Mary Oakes was the State Director responsible for the 2022 and 2023 Texas State Pageants. 2022 Texas Delegates represented roughly one-fifth of the National Pageant competitors and received over 30 awards and distinctions under her leadership at the 2022 National Pageant. More than any other state. Their achievements include 1 National Title, 2 World Titles, and 2 National Supermodel Titles. These achievements followed a successful 2021 season where her only 2 delegates were both honored for several optional achievements and her teen delegate took the first runner-up in her division. She is disappointed to not be able to guide the 2023 Texas girls as they prepare for their Nationals run without a director.

Mary is sad to be closing this door but continues to coach girls of all ages for multiple systems. She will be continuing her work with little ones with the Little Miss Texas Princess Program and she is listening for God's call back to directorship.

Should you wish to reach Mary Oakes you may do so 830-928-9488 or [email protected]

Rules of Texas USA Ambassador

  • Are you allowed to be married?

    Both. We allow both married and non-married contestants.

  • Are you allowed to have kids?

    Both. We allow both contestants with and without children to compete.

  • Who is allowed to compete?


  • What are the phases of competition?

    Optional Talent, Optional Spokesmodel, Optional Scrapbook, Optional Runway/Fashion Model, Optional Resume, Optional Photogenic, Optional Actress, Onstage Question, Interview, Evening Gown, Casual Wear


Staff of Texas USA Ambassador

  • staff member

    MARY Oakes

    Texas State Director, 2021 - Present

    With more than 7 years of pageant coaching and 20 years of stage performance and management experience, Mary brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Texas USA Ambassador Pageant. Mary has a heart for service and mentorship and it shows!

  • staff member

    Daniel Oakes

    Production Lead, 2022 - Present

    Daniel grew up producing photoshoots alongside his photographer mom. Always ahead of the Director's needs, Daniel's extensive IT professional and production background have made him the ideal Production Lead for Texas USA Ambassador.