Ana Rodriguez (Miss Texas USA)

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Ana Rodriguez
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Ana Christina Rodriguez[1]
(1986-01-20) January 20, 1986 (age 31)
Laredo, Texas, U.S.
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Laredo USA 2006
Miss Webb County USA 2007
Miss Port Laredo USA 2008
Miss Central Texas USA 2009
Miss Central Laredo USA 2010
Miss Texas USA 2011
Major
competition(s)
Miss Texas USA 2011
(Winner)
Miss USA 2011
(3rd runner-up)

Ana Christina Rodriguez (born January 20, 1986) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Laredo, Texas. On her fifth attempt at the statewide title, she was crowned Miss Texas USA 2011 and went on to be named third runner-up to Miss USA 2011.

Pageant career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Rodriguez first entered the Miss USA system of pageants in 2006.[2] She was chosen as Miss Laredo USA and competed for the Miss Texas USA 2007 title, placing in the top 16 finalists and voted "Miss Congeniality" by her fellow contestants on June 25, 2006.[3][4][5]

She won the Miss Webb County USA crown in 2007 and competed for the Miss Texas USA 2008 title where she was named second runner-up on July 1, 2007.[6][7] The following year she was named Miss Port Laredo USA and competed for the Miss Texas USA 2009 title where she was named second runner-up on June 29, 2008.[8] In 2009, competing as Miss Central Texas USA, Rodriguez was named first runner-up at the Miss Texas USA 2010 competition on September 6, 2009.[9][10]

Miss Texas USA[edit]

In 2010, Rodriguez won the title of Miss Central Laredo USA and competed at the Miss Texas USA 2011 pageant in Houston, Texas.[1][11][12][13] Her fifth try proved to be the charm and she was crowned Miss Texas USA 2011 on September 5, 2010.[14][15] Rodriguez is the first Laredo native to be named Miss Texas USA.[16][17]

As Miss Texas USA, Rodriguez represented the state in a variety of events across Texas and around the United States.[2] These included serving as the Grand Marshal of the Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio,[18] meeting the troops aboard the USS Iwo Jima during Fleet Week in New York City,[19] running the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon,[20] and helping to construct the world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the Great American Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline, Texas.[21]

Miss USA[edit]

Winning the Miss Texas USA 2011 title allowed Rodriguez to compete in Las Vegas for the national Miss USA 2011 title.[1][12][22] During the competition, Rodriguez made international headlines for her interview competition response that the wives of politicians caught cheating on them should leave their husbands "and find a man who really loves you."[23][24] She was named third runner-up during the nationally televised finals on June 19, 2011.[24][25][26][27]

Personal life[edit]

Rodriguez was born in Laredo, Texas in 1986.[14][27] =[14] She is a 2004 graduate of Laredo's United High School.[28] Rodriguez graduated from Concordia University Texas in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in communications.[15][27] She has modeled for Seventeen, Pageantry and Savvy magazines.[3] Rodriguez works as a Preschool Teacher in Austin, Texas.[16][29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rábago, Emilio (June 20, 2011). "The shot of a lifetime". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Rábago, Emilio (September 10, 2010). "Laredo's own A-Rod". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Smith, J.J. "Ana Rodriguez, Miss Texas USA 2011". Miss Texas USA. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Reddick, Clay (June 26, 2006). "Crowning the Queen; Miss Houston takes Miss Texas USA crown for second year". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Congratulations, Magen Ellis.... Miss Texas USA 2007!". Miss Texas USA. June 25, 2006. Archived from the original on July 19, 2006. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Miss Fort Bend County takes Miss Texas title". The Brownsville Herald. Brownsville, TX: American Consolidated Media. Associated Press. July 2, 2007. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Meet Miss Texas USA News". Miss Texas USA. July 1, 2007. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brooke Daniels wins the Miss Texas USA crown". Miss Texas USA. June 29, 2008. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Two Laredo beauties headed to Miss Texas". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. September 4, 2000. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Miss El Paso USA, Kelsey Moore wins the Miss Texas USA crown". Miss Texas USA. September 6, 2009. Archived from the original on May 29, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ Rábago, Emilio (September 3, 2010). "Three Laredoans vie for Miss Texas crown". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Maines, Don (September 9, 2010). "Local contestants win pageant recognition". Houston Chronicle. Houston, TX. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Miss Texas USA 2011 Contestants". Miss Texas USA. Archived from the original on September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c Rábago, Emilio (June 18, 2011). "An exceptional Laredo beauty; Ana Christina Rodriguez is in Las Vegas for Miss USA". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Haaland, Lynette (October 1, 2010). "Concordia Grad Crowned Miss Texas USA". Hill Country News. Cedar Park, TX. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Rodriguez, César G. (September 6, 2010). "Laredoan claims the crown". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ana Rodriguez takes Miss Texas crown". KGNS-TV. September 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  18. ^ Arias, Stefanie (April 13, 2011). "Parades are a new experience for lead participants". San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ Ord, Cindy (May 25, 2011). "Miss Texas USA Ana Rodriguez signs photos for the troops". Getty Images. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Gomez, Cook Win Second Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon". Texas Runner and Triathlete. Houston, TX. March 28, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  21. ^ Roberson, Amanda (November 13, 2010). "Peanut butter festival sets new world record". Nacogdoches, TX: KYTX-TV. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  22. ^ "2011 Texas - Ana Christina Rodriguez". Miss USA. 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  23. ^ Allen, Nick (June 20, 2011). "The questions that 'terrified' beauty pageant contestants". The Daily Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  24. ^ a b "Miss California Alyssa Campanella crowned Miss USA 2011". Today. NBC. June 20, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  25. ^ Rábago, Emilio (June 21, 2011). "Proud Laredoan". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Past Winners". Miss Texas USA. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b c "Former CTX Volleyball Player Rodriguez Is 3rd Runner-Up For Miss USA". Concordia University Texas. July 20, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  28. ^ Alvarado, Celina (July 19, 2006). "Beauty brawl leaves scars". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Miss Central Laredo USA, Ana Rodriguez wins the Miss Texas USA crown". Miss Texas USA. September 5, 2010. Archived from the original on September 10, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  30. ^ Rábago, Emilio (July 22, 2011). "For Rodriguez, life's good after Miss USA". Laredo Morning Times. Laredo, TX: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kelsey Moore
Miss Texas USA
2011
Succeeded by
Brittany Booker