A Texas Tech graduate is wearing the Miss Texas USA crown. Tyler Willis, a former NewsChannel 11 producer, was crowned Miss Texas USA 2005 in Laredo Sunday night.
Willis represented Miss Central Plains, beating out 128 competitors for the title. She will receive a prize package including a Ford Mustang, a trip to Hawaii and a mink coat.
Last year, Willis came close to winning the title. She was first runner up when the pageant was held here in Lubbock. Lubbock hosted the pageant for the past five years, passing the job to Laredo this year.