Harlingen Girl Crowned Miss Teen USA


POSTED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 3:42pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 7:20am

Born and raised in Harlingen, Texas Danielle Doty is now Miss Teen USA.

“When she said I want to try for Texas teen her ultimate goal was to be Miss Teen USA,” says Danielle’s mother Liz Doty.

Last Saturday in the Bahamas, Danielle beat out 50 contestants from across the country to be crowned Miss Teen USA. Her mom says the experience has been a dream come true and can still remember when Danielle first got started in pageantry.

“It’s a year that she has been dreaming about for a long time,” says Doty. “She started pageants when she was about seven or eight.”

Yet despite being known as a pageant queen, Ms. Doty says there is more to her daughter than meets the eye.

“She is a pageant girl because she loves the dresses, heels and makeup, but she also likes sweat pants, tennis shoes and hunting.”

Danielle will spend the next year in New York going to school, but her mother says that doesn’t mean Danielle will forget where she is from.

“Danielle has always been proud of the fact that she is from a small town.”

For now Ms. Doty is just trying to soak it all in and says she couldn’t be more proud of Danielle.

“I am so happy for her, but there is that little part of me that misses her too.”


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