Miss Texas USA: The Swimsuit Competition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/23/03

Miss Texas USA: The Swimsuit Competition

The world of news is primarily filled with tragedy and ruin. Of death and destruction. A beach-full of beautiful women is as far away as you can get from that. "All of the women here are gorgeous," said one woman.

Miss Texas USA. A beauty pageant where good looks are complemented by the grit and determination that characterize the lone star state. "I broke my toe about a week ago," said Brooke McDaniels. But you won't see any pain on her face, just smiles. "It probably needs another week and a half to recover, but it looks pretty good and I'm in high heels today," she said.

"Oh my God, the sacrifice in getting here," added another contestant. The entry fee is $1,200. Money which Raedelynn Daniel almost couldn't raise. "One of my sponsors had a problem and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to come," she said. But she found a way, because for all of the contestants, underneath the beauty is brains and brawn. Of course, the beauty is abundant.

"Hundreds of women in bikini's, walking around, it's intimidating," said one contestant. "For me?," replied a nervous reporter. "No, for us," she laughed.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

    Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:38:58 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:52:48 GMT
    A fire burns after an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin that wounded multiple people on Thursday. (Source: WCCO/CNN)A fire burns after an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin that wounded multiple people on Thursday. (Source: WCCO/CNN)

    Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin.

    Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin.

  • The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:51:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
  • At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

    At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:53:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:51:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington.

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan...

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

Powered by Frankly