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The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce began the Miss Weslaco Pageant in 1956 and has continued the tradition.  The pageant was organized by different production companies over the years, however is now back under the full coordination of the Weslaco Chamber. The pageant now called the Weslaco Royal Pageant is a long-standing initiative and community wide event to support the personal growth and leadership development of our youth.
The initiative is widely supported by chamber members and businesses alike. This competition represents not only beauty and grace, but intelligence, leadership and effective communication skills.
Participants selected to represent Weslaco Royal titles will be a part of the Weslaco Royal Court and represent the Weslaco Chamber and City of Weslaco at events and programs across the community and Rio Grande Valley!

Welcome 2024 Candidates!

Applications for 2025 will be available in October!

2023 Weslaco Royal Court

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Miss Weslaco 2023
Rachael Garcia

Weslaco High School
Junior Miss Weslaco 2023
Victoria Barerra

B.Garza Middle School
Little Miss Weslaco 2023
Charlotte B. Jimenez

Margo Elementary
Miss Texas Onion Fest 2023
Vivian Tamez

Weslaco High School
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Mr. Weslaco 2023
Zeke Aldrete

Weslaco High School
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2023 Weslaco Royal Court

About the Weslaco Pageant

Pageant Titles

The 2024 pageant titles are outlined below with eligibility criteria

Little Miss Weslaco
Must be in 1st grade
Must Reside in Weslaco for a minimum of 1 year
Attend school in Weslaco

Junior Miss Weslaco
Must be in 6th or 7th
Must Reside in Weslaco for a minimum of 1 year
Attend school in Weslaco

Miss Weslaco
Must be a sophomore or junior in high school
Must Reside in Weslaco for a minimum of 1 year
Attend school in Weslaco

Mr. Weslaco
Must be a sophomore or junior in high school
Must Reside in Weslaco for a minimum of 1 year
Attend school in Weslaco

Miss Texas Onion Fest
Please note that the first runner up in the Miss Weslaco category will assume the title and responsibilities of Miss Texas Onion fest

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***DATES HAVE BEEN UPDATED...as of December 2023***

  • Pageant Orientation-Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:30AM, BVEC Conference Room
  •  Enrichment Program- Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11AM| Etiquette Class & Leadership/Coaching: BVEC Conference Room
    • This enrichment day will be focused on Etiquette and leading with grace, pageant prep/coaching. Lunch will be provided for contestants. Parents may purchase lunch tickets at the chamber.
    • Dress Code: Sundays Best
    • Program Ad sheet Due
    • Short Bio of contestant Due/Fashion Wear Description Due
  • Deadline to purchase Ad: January 27, 2024-Contact us if extension is needed. Checks must be made out to the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Interviews: Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 9AM-2PM
    • Dress Code: Sundays Best/Business Professional
    • Resumes are Due 2/2/24- Email a copy
    • Interview Schedule will be emailed out, but will be outlined as follows:
      • 9AM-10AM: Littles
      • 10AM-10:30AM: Juniors
      • 10:40AM-12PM-Miss/Mr
      • Remember you will interview in the order of your contestant number.  If you do not arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot you will not be able to interview. We will have a waiting room for you with water available.
  • Opening Number Practice: All dance practices will take place at Ritmo de Mi Tierra Dance Studio, under the direction of Adrian Valdez, located at 1601 W. Business 83 Ste. B Weslaco TX 78596 
    • Practice 1: 1/26/24, 5PM-6:45PM
    • Extra Practice (FOR LITTLES ONLY): 2/2/24, 4:30PM-5:45PM
    • Practice 2: 2/3/24, 10AM-11:30AM
    • Practice 3: 2/9/24, 5PM-6:45PM
    • Dress code: work out attire, comfortable shoes and if available shoes that you plan to use during opening number.
  • *New-Free Pageant Coaching & Dance Practice Opportunity with Weslaco Royal Court Members at BVEC Conference Room.  (OPTIONAL-Not Mandatory)
    • 1/31/24, 5:30PM-6:30PM
    • Dress code: work out attire, comfortable shoes
  • Rehearsal Date: Friday, February 16, 2024 at WISD Performing Arts Center
    • Rehearsal will begin promptly at 6PM (BE ON TIME)
    • Bring your pageant day shoes for practice on stage
    • You will practice your walking pattern on Stage,  Opening number, and award formation.
    • Contestants will also vote for their Miss Congeniality Award! (more instructions will be provided at rehearsal)
    • If you pre-purchased tickets we will provide those to you today, however you can purchase online or at the door on Saturday. (Programs will be provided on Saturday)
  • Fashion Wear Descriptions: Submit a 2-3 sentence description of how your fashion wear reflects your personality or the theme.
  • Contestant Bio: (75-100 words) about the contestant. This bio will be read at the Weslaco Royal Pageant during their formal wear walk. This bio should share positive highlights about the contestant including what school they attend, any programs they are a part of.  Make sure to include the contestant's name and parents/guardians names in the bio.
  • Contestant Intro: No more than 30 seconds long
  • Pageant Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at WISD Performing Arts Center
    • Arrival Time: 1PM (ALL contestants must be in the Auditorium dressing rooms by this time! NO EXCEPTIONS)
    • Only Parents will be allowed in the dressing room area from 11AM-12:45PM.  At 1PM sharp all parents with the exception of the mothers of the littles will be asked to exit and wait in auditorium.
    • Pageant will begin at 3PM (Doors open at 2PM)
    • NOT ALLOWED IN AUDITORIUM: Food/Drinks, Balloons, horns/poppers.
    • Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10
    • Programs can be purchased at the door for $10
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Planning for the Pageant!

Here are some helpful tips/details for your you as you prepare for the pageant.

  • Call the chamber (965-968-2102) to ensure your application has been received and is complete and that have been added to the competition roster!
  • Pageant Theme: "A Royal Event"
  • Areas of Competition:
    • Participation in Pre-Pageant Activities
    • Interview
    • Personal Introductions
    • Fashion Wear Competition
    • Fishbowl Questions (All Contestants)
    • Formal Wear Competition
    • Finalist Questions (only Miss/Mr Weslaco)
  • Create a short bio for the contestant.  This bio should share positive highlights about the contestant including what school they attend, any programs they are a part of .  Make sure to include the contestant name and parents/guardians names in the bio as well!
  • Award Categories:
    • Miss Congeniality
    • Most Photogenic
    • People's Choice (votes will take place at the pageant)
    • Best Dress (all female categories)
    • Best Fashion Wear
    • Best Dressed (Mr.Weslaco)
  • After Pageant: Score cards will not be released, however Judges note sheets will be available upon request, and only available if notes were provided by judge.  To review contact the chamber and make an appointment to review at the chamber office.

 

Weslaco Royal Court Winners History

Pageant Contact

Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce

956.968.2102

chamber@weslaco.com

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