Ms. South Texas Senior America crowned

HARLINGEN — And the winner is …

People in the audience held their breath as they waited to hear who would be the next Ms. South Texas Senior America.

All eyes were on the stage as the 4th Annual Ms. South Texas Senior America Pageant was underway yesterday at Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

Finally, the winner was announced — Abbie Piña of Corpus Christi.

Also named were 1st Runner Up Beverlee DeCoux of Harlingen, 2nd Runner up Connie Garza of Mission, 3rd Runner Up Dora Gonzales of Mercedes and Ms. Congeniality Katy Costello of Corpus Christi.

Ten women vied for the 2016 crown at the pageant, where family, friends and supporters gathered to watch the ladies compete.

The pageant consisted of three categories: an evening gown presentation, a philosophy of life presentation and a talent presentation.

“Encouraging and celebrating inner beauty,” pageant director Elia Lopez said of what the pageant is all about.

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