Daniella Rodriguez
Miss Texas USA
Karlie Hay
Miss Texas Teen USA

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Main Event


September 6, 2015



Miss Central Webb County USA, Daniella Rodriguez
Wins the MISS TEXAS USA® Crown


Houston, TX, September 6, 2015Daniella Rodriguez was crowned MISS TEXAS USA® 2016 on Sunday, September 6th, in a competition featuring 101 contestants from throughout Texas. Hailing from Laredo and representing Central Webb County in the pageant, the19-year-old, 5’9” golden brunette beauty who was also Miss Texas Teen USA 2013 titleholder is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, where she is working on her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development and her major is in School Counseling.


In addition to representing the Great State of Texas in the 2016 MISS USA® pageant, Miss Rodriguez wins a prize package valued at approximately $100,000 and includes scholarships, travel, clothing, jewelry and much more.  Hosting the show were newlyweds Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart, and international model, Max Sebrechts.  


Miss Kemah, Ligia De Uriarte, was named first runner-up, and the Miss Photogenic winner.  Miss South West Texas, Barbara Falcon; Miss South Texas, Vanessa Garza; and Miss Houston, Thamer Favor; were selected as second through fourth runners-up, respectively.  


The other contestants named to the top seventeen earlier in Sunday’s competition were Miss Abilene, McKynna Cocoanougher; Miss Austin, Allison Drake; Miss Bay Area, Logan Lester; Miss Dallas, Katie Sicula; Miss Energy Corridor, Samaria Mouton; Miss Falcon Lake, Chelsea Pena; Miss Gulf Coast, Nancy Gonzalez; Miss Lone Star, Brianna Webb; Miss Midtown, Hannah Johannes; Miss State Capital, Ciara Jasso; Miss Tropics of Texas, Alejandra Gonzalez; Miss Victoria, Avery Greene.

Miss Prairie View Tobbi Gibbons won the title of “Miss Congeniality”.  Barbara Falcon,  Miss South West Texas, was chosen as the “Swimsuit Winner” and the "People's Choice" winner was Samaria Mouton, Miss Energy Corridor.






TOP 5 - Left to Right: 3rd RU - South Texas, Vanessa Garza; 1st RU - Kemah, Ligia De Uriarte; Winner - Central Webb County, Daniella Rodriguez; 2nd RU - Southwest Texas. Barbara Falcon; 4th RU - Houston, Thamer Kay Favor


Copntestants with Show Hosts -
Crystle Stewart (Miss USA 2008) and Max Sebrechts

Miss Congeniality, Priarie View, Tobbi Gibbons, received her
award from Miss Texas Teen USA 2015, Chloe Kembel


Swimsuit Winner:
Southwest Texas, Barbara Falcon, receives her award from
Ylianna Guerra, Miss Texas Texas USA 2015

Photogenic Winner: Kemah, Ligia De Uriarte, receives her award
from Ylianna Guerra, Miss Texas Texas USA 2015

Farewell to Ylianna Guerra, Miss Texas USA 2015


Winner with former Miss Texas USA's (left to right):
Crystle Stewart Sebrechts (Miss USA 2008); Ali Nugent (2013); Ylianna Guerra (2015); Daniella Rodriguez (2016); Lauren Lanning DeGeorgio (2006); Magen Ellis Cherry (2007); Stephanie Guerrero Wanic (2004); Nicole O'Brian Lassiter (2003)



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