RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) – A McAllen native was crowned Miss Texas USA in 2021 on Saturday.
Victoria Hinojosa, 23, won more than 100 other contestants on the way to becoming the 70th Miss Texas USA.
The 23-year-old is the first RGV resident to achieve honor since Ylianna Guerra Dadashi was crowned in 2015.
The graduate of McAllen Memorial High School attended Texas A&M at College Station, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.
According to a statement, she helped Proyecto Desarrollo Humano provide students in Peñitas, Texas with school supplies in 2020 through Victorious Angels, a foundation she founded.
Hinojosa will now compete in the Miss USA pageant in November to have the opportunity to represent the nation in Miss Universe.