Sweetwater native Kayla Chowning competes for Miss Texas USA

Staff Reporter

This past weekend Sweetwater native Kayla Chowning competed in the Miss Texas USA 2018 pageant. Kayla is one of the three daughters of Wayne and AnnG Chowning, and an alumni of Sweetwater High School.
Chowning first participated in pageants at the age of 16, here in Sweetwater, in 2012 where she was crowned Miss Snake Charmer. “After holding the title of Miss Snake Charmer 2012, I feel in love with the pageant world. I admired the impacts these women can have on a community” says Chowning. “Ever since I have been attending school at Texas Tech University, I had contemplated competing in the Miss Lubbock USA pageant. Finally, during my junior year of college I competed in Miss Lubbock USA 2017. Placing 1st runner-up in this pageant, I was given the title of Miss Lubbock County and also given the opportunity to compete in the Miss Texas USA pageant.” She prepared for the Miss Texas USA pageant for about 4 months before competing. The 4 months consisted of training in interview skills, walking/modeling techniques and also personal fitness.
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