- Jan. 6, 2020
-- ganizacion Miss America Latina, Inc. is pleased to announce that Natalia Castillo-Ware has been granted the exclusive license to conduct the official state preliminaries for Texas to the national Miss U.S. Latina® and Miss Teen U.S. Latina Pageants. The former Miss Houston Latina and Miss Texas Latina 2014 titleholder has extensive experience in the Fitness and Pageant world as a participant, titleholder, coach and trainer. For the last 4 years, she has also been director of the Miss Houston Latina Organization.
Natalia arrived in the USA at age 18 and in 2012 received her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Houston. Originally from Colombia, she takes pride in her Latin heritage and cultural traditions, while at the same time embracing her adopted state of Texas's culture and heritage. A social connector and female motivator like no other, the high-spirited Natalia brings along with her a wealth of knowledge about Event Planning, Women Empowerment, Leadership, Fitness and Nutrition. She is excited and passionate to continue to use her forces to further empower Latina women in America."I am very happy that Natalia accepted the important Texas directorship in our program,"
said Pageant President and Founder Acirema Alayeto. "She's done a fantastic job as our Houston director and we got to appreciate her many excellent traits that will serve her well in the challenging position of state director. The young women who will be participating in the state pageants under her directorship will have an amazing role model to inspire and assist them in their personal growth and development,"
added Ms. Alayeto.
The Miss Texas Latina and Miss Teen Texas Latina competitions are open to unmarried young women of Latina or Hispanic heritage between the ages of 14-17 and 18-27 residing, working or studying in the state. Entries for the 2020 State Finals are now being accepted. Learn more about our program at missuslatina.com or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org