Treviño crowned Miss Cuero
By Allison Flores
The Cuero Record
The 36th annual Miss Cuero pageant went off with all the pomp despite this year’s circumstances on Saturday, June 20.
Lights shined bright on the Lifeway Baptist Church’s stage as contestants showed off their pageantry skills to the judges.
Presented by the Cuero Pageant Committee and the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, the event was emceed by Miranda McMahan Adams, who reigned as Miss Cuero in 2006.
Audience members filled with proud parents, friends, and family members cheered on their contestants as they performed for this year’s distinguished judges: Troy Cady, Beverly Bland, Darlene Irwin, and Mary Bausman. Jason Burmeister, Jamara Burmeister, and Rachel Caraway performed interview questions before Saturday night.
As the night moved along, it was time for the 2019-2020 Miss Cuero court to say their farewells, thank yous, and to wish contestants good luck.
The 2019 Miss Cuero Court consisted of Bailey Dolan, Petite Miss Cuero; Joseph Treviño, Petite Mister Cuero; Chloee Starkey, Little Miss Cuero; Fallon Whitt, Jr. Miss Cuero; and Sophia Davis, Miss Cuero.
From community service to grand openings, the Miss Cuero court could be found all around the town at every event looking their best and always offering a helping hand.
After the judges deliberated and the anticipation built up, the 2020 Miss Cuero Court was crowned.
The 2020 Miss Cuero Court is as follows: Petite Mister Cuero: Mason Ray Capistran, 1st Runner Up: Bently Lane Capistran. Petite Miss Cuero: Tatum Lee Garibay, 1st Runner Up: Ava Lou Hobbs. Little Miss Cuero: Emmalyn Ray Bell, 1st Runner Up: Maria Elena Gonzales. Young Miss Cuero: Jessa Rose Cox. Jr. Miss Cuero: Evie Leigh Belanger, 1st Runner Up: Cheyenne Renee Kern, 2nd Runner Up: Kaitlyn Christine Comiskey. Miss Cuero: Kendal Grace Treviño, 1st Runner Up: Kaidence Jade Dolan, 2nd Runner Up: Elizabeth Inez Gonzales.
With her title as Miss Cuero, Kendal Treviño looks to encourage others to volunteer and hopes to spread a message of self-love.
“I definitely want to lead my court in a way that’s very beneficial to everyone,” said Treviño after the pageant. “So, we are going to do a lot of volunteering at Pet Adoptions, CAMAL House, the nursing homes–all those things in Cuero, and even outside of Cuero.”
Treviño was ecstatic, and couldn’t wait to celebrate with her family as she stated that the Miss Cuero title had been a dream of hers.
“Last year, I participated and made the top five, but I didn’t get crowned–it was really a good learning experience. But, the year before that, I was Jr. Miss Cuero 1st Runner Up–so now, I have a better idea of how to lead.”
Plenty of life lessons can be learned from being involved in the Miss Cuero pageant, as Treviño explains.
“It has taught me confidence and learning how to communicate with others, especially adults because it can be intimidating at times.”
She continued, “[The pageant] also taught me to love myself and to be proud of myself even for just getting out on stage because it takes a lot of guts to do that.”
Treviño’s confidence shows through so easily, and it can be assumed that she and her 2020 Miss Cuero court will continue to spread positivity throughout the Cuero community.