From Texas Tech University:
A Texas Tech University School of Law student will compete Jan. 12 for the 2013 Miss America title.
DaNae Couch, a third-year Texas Tech Law student, is among the 53 contestants who will vie for the crown Jan. 12 during a live broadcast on ABC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Couch, a Coppell native, has already put her advocacy skills learned through the Law School to use as Miss Texas by promoting drug and alcohol awareness in Texas high schools.
"One of the things that I believe sets me apart for the title of Miss America is the fact that I'm an advocate," said Couch, a Coppell native. "I've learned advocacy through law school and I want to continue to use that as Miss America."
Now, Couch needs your votes. Viewers have two options for picking a finalist during the Video Contest portion of the competition.
One Miss America contestant who receives the highest number of eligible and verified votes during the voting period will be chosen to participate as a finalist in the Miss America Competition.
Voters are limited to one vote per person and internet-accessible device per contestant throughout the voting period, regardless of method of voting. Voting closes at 1:59 a.m. CST Jan. 11.
Couch graduated with distinction from Baylor University's Honors College. While at Texas Tech Law, she has served as staff editor of the Estate Planning & Community Property Journal. She won the Criminal Law Jurisprudence Award and the 2011 CALI Criminal Procedure Award, and is a member of Board of Barristers.