In 2018, Lynne Dowell won the Mrs. Texas International 2018 pageant and the chance to represent Texas at the Mrs. International 2018 pageant. She won the Fitness Wear Award and placed in the Top 16 at the international pageant. In preparation for the pageant, she shared the following information with the Mrs. International pageant:
Befriending survivors of sex trafficking has given me an outlook on life I would never have imagined. I'm fighting alongside women who show so much strength and heart so others do not suffer the way they did; so my daughter never knows the pain they did. Seeing their passion and willingness to defend our future generations pushes me when the weight of trafficking seems like too much to bear.
what good habit do you wish you'd started earlier?
I think the biggest way I can make a difference is in the home. I love my work, but I also know when it is time to take a personal day to relax with my daughter or find a way to show love to my husband. Life is all about balance, but my priorities are taking care of my family and myself. Like the old saying, you can't pour from an empty cup.
What is your most prized possession?
A chest in our master bedroom. Inside is a collection of letters between my husband and I, important trinkets from meaningful dates, and mementos of our daughter. I have always said if there is ever a fire, it is the one possession in our household I am grabbing."