Bailey Wight was crowned as the newest statewide Miss Rodeo Texas Princess on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant coronation in San Antonio, TX. Miss Wight, entering as Miss Rodeo Sandhills Princess, said at coronation “it took me a minute to process what had just happened, but when I got it straightened out, I was the happiest person in the world”. Bailey added, “I could NOT stop smiling.”
Miss Wight is eleven years old and hails from Odessa, TX where she attends St. John Episcopal School. Her school activities include participating in band, choir, basketball, volleyball, track and the science fair. She is a member of the Santa Gertrutis Breeders International, attends Awanas every week and enjoys riding her horses and working cattle with her parents on their family ranch.
Being a 6th generation rancher, Bailey’s passion for the western lifestyle is evident. She stated “It is very important for me to keep the western way of life alive and encourage people my age to be involved- we are the future.”
The Miss Rodeo Texas pageant, held annually to select the Princess rodeo queen to represent the state of Texas, awarded Bailey a scholarship, a trophy saddle, a trophy belt buckle, jewelry and many other great prizes. Miss Wight also won the categories of speech and personality.
A Texas tradition for more than five decades with the first Miss Rodeo Texas being crowned in 1959, the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant has produced seven Miss Rodeo Americas. Since the inception of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant, Miss Rodeo Texas, Miss Rodeo Texas Teen and Miss Rodeo Texas Princess have served as vibrant, colorful goodwill ambassadors of rodeo, the official sport of Texas, working closely with professional rodeos, rodeo associations and community organizations to preserve our western heritage and keep the western industry alive and flourishing in today’s society. Contestants from all over the state participate in the Miss Rodeo Texas program competing for thousands of dollars in scholarship awards and other prizes among three age groups vying for their respective crowns. The Miss Rodeo Texas contest consists of pageant winners from 19 to 24 years old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Teen consists of winners from 14 to 18 year old. The Miss Rodeo Texas Princess competition consists of 9 to 13 year old contestants. The selection of each of the rodeo queens is based on horsemanship, appearance, and personality competitions with the crowning of the winners on coronation night in San Antonio, TX. Please view the Miss Rodeo Texas website, www.missrodeotexas.com for more information. As the reigning Miss Rodeo Texas 2017, Tianti Carter, will be competing in the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (PRCA).