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71-Year-Old Makes History By Becoming The Oldest To Compete For The Miss Texas USA Crown 

Miss Texas USA

Thanks to a recent rule change, the gorgeous and talented Marissa Teijo was able to make her dreams come true and compete in the 2024 Miss Texas USA pageant.

At 71, Marissa made history when she joined the dozens of hopefuls vying for the crown in Houston this weekend. And all eyes were on her.

The stunning Paso Del Norte region rep was able to compete after the Miss Universe organization dropped rules that formerly banned women who were married, had been pregnant or divorced, or were over the age of 28.

“I am delighted to be a part of this incredible new experience as a contestant in the Miss Texas USA pageant,” she wrote in an Instagram post ahead of the pageant. “In doing so, I hope to inspire women to strive to be their best physical and mental self and believe there is beauty at any age.”

Marissa Teijo Earns Nationwide Attention As She Prepared For Miss Texas USA Pageant

It wasn’t long before Marissa Teijo’s story made national news. Shortly after announcing her campaign for the crown, she amassed a huge following. She also earned the attention of several companies who offered to sponsor her.

“All of your generous donations have made my participation in the Miss Texas USA possible,” she wrote in a follow-up.

While Marissa left her mark on the pageant world, it was Aarienna Ware who took the title on June 22. The Dallas native will head to the Miss USA competition next. If she wins, she’ll have a chance to become Miss Universe.

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