First One Ever: Hunt Named Mini Miss Texas

Denham Hunt

Eight-year old Denham Hunt of Teague was crowned the first ever Mini Miss Texas on Sunday, April 7th in Allen, Texas. The Mini Miss Texas follows in the footsteps of the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen and the Miss Texas organization.

Denham?s first phase of competition was on Saturday with a five minute closed interview with only her and the judges which she loved. Denham said the interview was too short and she wanted to stay longer and talk to them because they were having fun and she had so much more to tell them.

On Sunday she competed in fitness, talent, performing an upbeat jazz routine and finally beauty. A total of 36 girls ages 5-12 were vying for the title.

Denham is a natural on the stage. She enjoys performing and competing and understands the hard work it takes to be on top. Denham won the hearts of the judges with her dance, winning the talent competition and then on to win the overall title of Mini Miss Texas!

Crowning Denham was Miss Texas, Denae Couch. Denham won a total of $800 along with a beautiful round crown, Miss Texas Sash, trophies, a bouquet of flowers and many other gifts.

Denham will represent Texas with a full year of activities and appearances. One thing she is really looking forward to is the Miss Texas pageant in July where she will be introduced and be a part of the ?Big Miss Texas Pageant? all week in Allen, Texas.

Denham is in the second grade at Dew Elementary School. She loves school and is on the A Honor Roll. She is also a competitive dancer at her mom?s studio, The Edge Dance Company. She takes voice lessons with Mrs. Brenda Ballew once a week and loves to play with one of her best friends and neighbor when they are both home at the same time.

Denham?s parents are Anne Hunt and Troy Allison, Jimmy Hunt, grandparents Janice and Raymond Lucher, Pat and Leo Long and Brenda and Jerry Ballew, all of Teague.

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