Since 1992, The Crystal Group and its staff have produced the MISS TEXAS USA® PAGEANT, preliminary to MISS USA® and the MISS TEXAS TEEN USA®, preliminary to MISS TEEN USA®.
The MISS TEXAS USA® PAGEANT has produced an astonishing record of nine MISS USA’s, and in May of 1995 produced the first Miss Universe from Texas in the pageant’s 45 year history. In August of 1996 Texas produced its first MISS TEEN USA. This brought Texas the distinction of having attained pageantry’s triple crown — a MISS TEEN USA, a MISS USA and a MISS UNIVERSE!
From 1992 to 2009, the Crystal Group has produced the MISS TEXAS USA® PAGEANT as a live, prime time network television show and reaching over 9 million households statewide each year, plus a host of markets in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Mexico. The high profile, glamorous, media event has won five Emmy Awards.
Although the 2010 pageant will not be televised, MISS TEXAS USA® PAGEANT promises to maintain the grand Texas tradition of top rate competition, sportsmanship and a grand array of prizes. Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA become representatives of Texas for one year, meeting many new people, participating in official charity and social events, and getting the education, experiences and values to help fulfill their future career goals.
|Al Clark is Executive Producer of the MISS TEXAS USA and MISS TEXAS TEEN USA Pageants. He has been associated with the MISS USA/MISS UNIVERSE pageant system since 1981. Under his management, MISS TEXAS USA contracted for one of the largest state prize packages in the USA system and assembled the finest group of professional television and production people in the nation. Clark has also trained and supervised area directors/official recruiters around the State of Texas, as well as coordinating many aspects of pageant functions with relationship to prize sponsors, the actual show production, and negotiating contracts and host city agreements.|
|Gail Clark has been the MISS TEXAS USA and MISS TEXAS TEEN USA state director and President since 1992 and local area director in the MISS USA/Miss Universe system since 1981. She has produced and directed over 70 pageants in the State of Texas. Gail is President of The Crystal Group and plays a vital role in the organization with production staff, recruiting contestants, managing the network of local directors/official recruiters, and office management. Her past experience also includes a successful modeling career and 10 years of banking experience. Gail is a former Mrs. Texas winner and was voted Most Photogenic at the national Mrs. America Pageant as well as ranking in the Top 10 Finalists.|
|Melodie Smith, Associate Producer/Director of Public Relations - A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Melodie was very active in college. She was the Vice President for the UNM PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) chapter, Vice President for the Ambassadors program, a Residence Hall Association Representative, was heavily involved in several charities and a University of New Mexico Lobo Cheerleader as well! Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico this proud New Mexican moved to Houston in 2007. Having been a former competitor in the Miss New Mexico and Miss New Mexico Teen USA system, Melodie always had a passion for pageants in any capacity - competing, judging or consulting. When not at a pageant you can catch Melodie (a former Promotions and Sponsorship Coordinator for Live Nation®),enjoying concerts.|
The Crystal Group is made up of professionals who know what it takes to produce a dynamic, entertaining, top quality show. Contestants from all over Texas aggressively vie for the titles of MISS TEXAS USA® and MISS TEXAS TEEN USA®.
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